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Von Recklinghausens Disease In Children
Tan/brown spots: Neurofibromatosis type 1 (von recklinghausen's) is diagnosed if the patient has two or more neurofibromas, six or more "cafe au lait" spots (>1.5 cm in adults), many freckles in the armpits, affected relative. Other diagnostic criteria require doctor: optic gliomas (tumors behind the eye), 2 or more lisch nodules (found in iris of eye), and certain bone lesions. 2 or more of above needed. ...Read more
The diagnosis is primarily clinical based on skin lesions. There are two major genetic forms and diagnosis may be confirmed by genetic testing. Treatment is based on the symptoms and organ system affected. See the site below:
http://www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/disorders/neurofibromatosis/neurofibromatosis. Htm. ...Read more
Neurofibromatosis: The quick answer is no but hopefully in the future the genetics people will be able to manipulate the gene that causes this disorder and stop the progression. At the moment we do not have that ability. ...Read more
No: No it is a genetic condition without any nickel allergy association. ...Read more
Vaccines: Full schedule of vaccines for the US can be found through the CDC. In brief: Children receive (not in this order): diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis A/B, strep pneumo, polio, hemophilus influenza type B, rotavirus, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, meningococcus, influenza, human papilloma virus. Other vaccines available depending on travel or other circumstances. ...Read more
Chronic: Today, for the first time, most children will have a chronic disease in childhood. While serious short-term infections have been falling in recent decades, many chronic conditions are on the rise. These include things like asthma, eczema, allergies, obesity, adhd, autism, cholesterol problems, blood sugar problems, and high blood pressure. ...Read more
VACCINE PREVENTABLE: Diseases: 30-35 yrs ago per your age: diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, hepatitis b/a, hemophylus influenza-b, measles, mumps, rubella, chicken pox, seasonal influenza/h1n1. Additions in last 12-20 yrs: rotavirus, pneumococcal (pcv-7/13), meningitis, cervical cancer/genital wart (hpv), shingles. Some travel /tropical/special: tuberculosis (bcg), typhoid, paratyphoid, yellow fever, rabies. ...Read more
Yes: Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis is one.Get a more detailed answer ›
3 to 5%: Did you mean scheuermann disease? For this diagnosis, genetic factors are more important than environmental ones, but we haven't been able to find specific genes that cause it. Most likely, it's a combo of genes and environmental influences. In conditions with this sort of multifactoral inheritance, the risk for each child of an affected parent is about 3 to 5 percent, or 1 in 20 to 1 in 30. ...Read more
What are the tests one should do to avoid the common genetically transmitted diseases in children?
My partner has Crohn's disease and I was wonder what could be the chance of it passing to our children?
Yes: Crohn's disease has many genetic components so it is too complicated to say for sure what the risk is that your children will get crohns. However the risk is definitely elevated above the general population--perhaps a 5-10 fold risk above someone else of your same ethnic background. No screen is necessary but if a child has chronic GI complaints, get them checked out. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with nephritis over 10 years ago, can I have children & will my child inherit this disease from me?
I was diagnosed with nephritis over 10 yrs ago. Is this hereditary? Will my children inherit this disease from me?
Depends on type: Nephritis means "inflammation of the kidney" and has many different causes including post streptococcal nephritis, lupes nephritis, membranoproliferative nephritis etc. None of the above are directly inherited. However there is a disease called "alports syndrome" that is inherited directly. You need to talk to your physician, find out what type of nephritis you had and have him/her advise you. ...Read more
Hello. I was wondering how likely it is for a male Schmidt's syndrome patient to pass on the disease to his children. Thank you.
Risk is there: The genetic risk is there but it doesn't mean all of them will get it. It just means they have a higher chance than the general population to develop the disease. The best thing is to go see the endocrinologist or the geneticist to determine their individual risks. There are test that can be done to determine if they have the antibody and the HLA type ...Read more
Uncle has a type of hemophilia 1 as I do. I want to know what the probablity of my children obtaining this disease and how come?
You have possibly carrier gene. Double recessive gene will express that is disease hemophelia. It was common in the royal family due to in breeding
read up on tramission of genes and inheritable diseases. There is lot of informaltion available reserch on it and will discuss if any more questions. ...Read more
Some person von willibrand disease. What is the treatment procedure for this disease. Person is female and also had children with 1 and half year old.
Von Willebrand dz: This is due to an inherited defect in a blood coagulation factor. There are several types, which vary in severity. Did your friend experience excessive blood loss during delivery? That can be a sign. There are many other possible signs, including tendencies towards bruising and nose bleeds. Best for your friend to see a haemotologist for evaluation. ...Read more
Children: Diarrhea and ear infections along with colds ...Read more
Progeria: Little is known about it.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not necessarily: Lyme is a complex illness. Some who have it become quite ill, while others have mild symptoms. This depends on the strain of lyme bacteria, genetics of the patient, presence of co-infections like babesia & bartonella & factors that affect immune function like nutrition, parasites, heavy metals, mold exposure & stress.Thus, like adults, some children become quite ill but others have minimal symptoms. ...Read more
Increased Risk: Incidence of celiac sprue in this country is around 1/130. The niddk has a website for more info, first degree relatives of celiac patients are at much higher risk for developing it. Http://digestive. Niddk. Nih. Gov/ddiseases/pubs/celiac/. ...Read more
Here we go...: Many diseases can be caused by both bacteria and viruses - for instance you can have bacterial or viral pneumonia. However, common bacterial infections include strep throat, impetigo, some ear infections, sinusitis, pneumonia, and skin infections, especially in areas with open or injured skin. Then there are les common but more serious things like meningitis, sepsis (blood infection). ...Read more
Not rare disease MD: It's the rare disease in whatever area the disease exists in--the rare heart disorder, the rare cancer, the rare skin disease, etc. Fully-trained and board-certified peds cardiologists, oncologists, dermatologists, would be able to treat not only the routine and everyday cardiac, cancer or skin problems and diseases, but also the rare or unusual ones. Some will be better and smarter than others! ...Read more
Belly aches: There are many. .. Abdominal pain, cramping, diarrhea, bloated feeling. The more subtle sign might be growth delay - not growing as quickly as other kids. Also, certain kinds of rashes are subtle signs of celiac (look-up dermatitis herpetiformis). The trigger is wheat containing foods and other products. ...Read more
Age is a factor: There are 3 age patterns of hd, childhood, young adult and older patients. The disease is quite similar across groups. Several studies have looked at prognostic factor. Age is the most significant in predicting outcome. ...Read more
Viral illness: Croup is usually viral illness affecting upper airway that is self limited. Most cases of viral croup are mild and can be treated at home. Usually with barking type of cough. Should consult physician to evaluate child for degree of respiratory difficulty and confirm diagnosis. Sometimes necessary to add steroids to albuterol and humidifier therapy if difficulty breathing. ...Read more