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Doctor insights on: Venus Williams Sjogren's Syndrome

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What is antiphospolipid syndrome (hughes syndrome)?

What is antiphospolipid syndrome (hughes syndrome)?

Antiphospholipids: An autoimune disorder characterized by antibodies to certain phopholipids that predisposes to clotting problmes and pregnancy complications. A certain percentage will develop into systemic lupus. ...Read more

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What are frey syndrome, horner's syndrome and shy-drager syndrome?

What are frey syndrome, horner's syndrome and shy-drager syndrome?

What do they have in: They all have abnormalities of autonomics and other nervous sytem problems. ...Read more

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Is miller syndrome the same as miller fisher syndrome ?

Is miller syndrome the same as miller fisher syndrome ?

No: Miller Syndrome is a rare condition affecting the face and arms- here is a link with more information http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/miller-syndrome Miller-Fisher syndrome is causes poor muscle coordination and paralysis of the eye muscles - here is a link for MFS http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/miller_fisher/miller_fisher.htm ...Read more

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Help docs, is goldenhar syndrome alike to down syndrome?

Help docs, is goldenhar syndrome alike to down syndrome?

No: Down's Syndrome is caused by a translocation of the 21st chromosome. The cause of Goldenhar syndrome is not exactly clear. Totally unrelated syndromes. ...Read more

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What is smith lemli opitz syndrome?

What is smith lemli opitz syndrome?

Inherited Condition: 1 / 20, 000- 60, 000 newborns are born w/ this condition which can cause malformations of heart, lungs, kidneys, gut & genitalia. Affected babies often have small head size, fused second & third toes &sometimes extra fingers and toes. There can be learning and behavior problems from mild to approaching autism in severity. Infants may grow more slowly, have weaker muscle tone, & have feeding issues. ...Read more

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Is treacher collins syndrome a genetic disease?

Is treacher collins syndrome a genetic disease?

Yes: In some patients it is a new mutation, while in others it is passed down from a parent. ...Read more

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Is down's syndrome a recessive condition?

Is down's syndrome a recessive condition?

No: Down syndrome is not a recessive condition. It is caused by an extra chromosome #21. We normally have a pair (=two copies) of each chromosomes #1-22. Individuals with down syndrome have a third chromosome #21. Thus name "trisomy 21" as well. Here more about mechanism and heritability of down syndrome if you are interested: http://ghr.Nlm.Nih.Gov/condition/down-syndrome. ...Read more

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Is treacher collins syndrome a mitochondrial disorder?

Is treacher collins syndrome a mitochondrial disorder?

No: Treacher collins syndrome is an autosomal dominant mutation of a gene that codes for a nucleolar phosphoprotein.Researchers cite chromasome 5 as the predominant location for this defect.About 60% of cases are thought to represent new mutations. ...Read more

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Who discovered crouzonodermoskeletal syndrome (crouzon syndrome)? What is it?

Who discovered crouzonodermoskeletal syndrome (crouzon syndrome)? What is it?

Crouzonodermoskeleta: Crouzonodermoskeletal syndrome involves premature joining skull bones & acanthosis nigricans. Louis edouard octave crouzon (1874–1938) published “une nouvelle famille atteinte de dysostose cranio-faciale héréditaire” in archives de médecine DES enfants, paris, in 1915. So I am guessing that he discovered crouzon syndrome prior to that publication. ...Read more

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Is Marfan syndrome a sex-linked disease?

Is Marfan syndrome a sex-linked disease?

No: Marfan syndrome is an autosomal dominant connective tissue disorder caused by abnormal microfibrillin protein. If a parent is affected by the disorder, their offspring has a 50/50 chance of inheriting it, regardless of whether the baby is a boy or a girl. ...Read more

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Is sjogrens syndrome connected to hereditary elliptocytosis?

Is sjogrens syndrome connected to hereditary elliptocytosis?

No data to say so: I just did a search of all medical literature published from the 1970's on and did not find a single article connecting the two. ...Read more

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Which person discovered crouzonodermoskeletal syndrome (crouzon syndrome)?

Crouzon: Crouzon craniofacial dysostosis was described by crouzon in 1912. The genetic cause was not identified until 1994 and the credit goes to a number of different geneticists - reardon and preston independently helped narrow the genetic inheritance to the fgfr2 gene. ...Read more

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Is munchausen syndrome herreitery?

Possibly: There may be some hereditary predisposition. Munchausen syndrome was reported in two brothers, two twins and couple families. ...Read more

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What is gillian barre syndrome?

What is gillian barre syndrome?

Autoimmune: An autoimmune disease that attacks the myelin sheaths on your peripheral nerves. Usually starts in feet an ascends. Sometimes starts in the eyes. ...Read more

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Is goldenhar syndrome heritable?

Is goldenhar syndrome heritable?

It is a genetic synd: It is a genetic syndrome. There's a bout a 3% chance the child will pass it on and less than a 1% chance it would occur in a sibling of this child of same parents. ...Read more

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What is bardet biedl syndrome?

What is bardet biedl syndrome?

Wow: I have to think back to medical school- best to review with a pediatrician- it is a syndrome that has many characteristic, which can have degrees of severity and may or may not exist among those affected- in other words, not all affected are necessarily alike-: it is genetic, obesity, mental deficiencies, blindness, problems with kidney function, problems with gonads, extra fingers, diabetes, wea. ...Read more

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Is venus statis assiciated with lupus?

No: Venous stasis is more associated with vascular ( circulation) problems. If you are concerned about lupus, you can talk to your primary doctor. ...Read more

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What is hughes syndrome?

What is hughes syndrome?

Clotting problems: Hughes syndrome is characterized by the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies along with excessive arterial and venous clotting. It is an autoimmune disease and can develop into lupus. Women with antiphospholipid syndrome often have complications with pregnancy, like miscarriages, still births and pre-eclampsia. ...Read more

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