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Doctor insights on: Von Recklinghausens Disease In Children

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What are the tests for von recklinghausen's disease?

What are the tests for von recklinghausen's disease?

Clinical & genetic: The diagnosis is primarily clinical based on skin lesions. There are two major genetic forms and diagnosis may be confirmed by genetic testing. See the site below:
http://www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/disorders/neurofibromatosis/neurofibromatosis. Htm. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of von recklinghausen's disease?

What are the symptoms of von recklinghausen's disease?

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

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What is the treatment for von recklinghausen's disease?

What is the treatment for von recklinghausen's disease?

None specific: 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

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Please let me know if there is a cure for von recklinghausen's disease?

Please let me know if there is a cure for von recklinghausen's disease?

No: That is the old-fashioned term for neurofibromatosis type 1. This genetic disease varies considerably and how it affects a given individual. You may review information online at http://www. Nhs. Uk/Conditions/Neurofibromatosis/Pages/Symptoms. Aspx ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is a cure for von recklinghausen's disease neurofibromas?

Please let me know if there is a cure for von recklinghausen's disease neurofibromas?

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

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What kind of disease is nephritis in children?

What kind of disease is nephritis in children?

Nephritis: Is the general term for inflammation of the kidneys. There are several causes. ...Read more

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What diseases are most children. Vaccinated against?

What diseases are most children. Vaccinated against?

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

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What are the symptoms of rickets disease in children?

What are the symptoms of rickets disease in children?

Multiple symptoms: May include the following: leg, spine and/or hip pain, poor growth, bowed legs, protruding breast bone, muscle pain, delayed walking or refusal to walk, thickened wrists/ankles, bumps along the ribs. ...Read more

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What are the newest and forthcoming diseases for children?

What are the newest and forthcoming diseases for children?

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

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What are the diseases we are vaccinated against as children?

What are the diseases we are vaccinated against as children?

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

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Can my children get celiac disease if a adult has it is it hereditrty?

Can my children get celiac disease if a adult has it is it hereditrty?

Increased risk: There are heritable predispositions but it is still more likely the child will NOT develop the disease (4 to 1). ...Read more

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What is the percentage of passing shermans disease type 2 to your children?

What is the percentage of passing shermans disease type 2 to your children?

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

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Do you know of people with diseases such as Down syndrome that have children?

Do you know of people with diseases such as Down syndrome that have children?

Possibly, but: Down syndrome females are capable of reproduction but most pregnancies have resulted from abuse, end prematurely & are often delivered c section. The defect can be passed on but some offspring are normal. ...Read more

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What are the tests one should do to avoid the common genetically transmitted diseases in children?

What are the tests one should do to avoid the common genetically transmitted diseases in children?

Depends on Heritage: In us most common screens are for cystic fibrosis, rubella, herpes zoster, screens for forms of muscular dystrophy. Family history and genetics may add to this, like ashkenazi jewish heritage have a significant panel of tests to run. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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My partner has Crohn's disease and I was wonder what could be the chance of it passing to our 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

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I was diagnosed with nephritis over 10 years ago, can I have children & will my child inherit this disease from me?

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I was diagnosed with nephritis over 10 years ago, can I have children & will my child inherit this disease from me?

Depends: There are a number of kidney diseases under the heading of "nephritis." two common nephritis in children, poststrep glomerulonephritis and IgA nephropathy, are fairly benign conditions and are not inheritable. ...Read more

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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

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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.

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

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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?

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?

Genetics: 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

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Frequency of huntington's disease in their children?

Frequency of huntington's disease in their children?

Autosomal dominant: transmission means that each child of a parent with documented Huntington's Disease has a 50% chance of inheriting the mutant gene on Chromosome 4p16. Guidelines for predictive testing are on http://www. Hdfoundation. Org/html/hdsatest. Php. ...Read more

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Is there a disease that prevents a male from having children? If so, what is it called?

Is there a disease that prevents a male from having children? If so, what is it called?

Many: There are many disease which can lead to infertility in males. The list is too long to place here. If you are concerned, I would recommend speaking with your physician for further details and/or evaluation if needed. ...Read more

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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.

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

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Is Lyme disease more serious in children?

Is Lyme disease more serious in children?

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

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How common is celiac disease in children?

How common is celiac disease in children?

Maybe 1% (1 in 100): Celiac disease affects about 1 in 100 people, to about 1 in 150 people. The exact numbers are not certain, but it affects a little less than 1% of the population. ...Read more

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Can my children get celliac disease if a parent has it?

Can my children get celliac disease if a parent has it?

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

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Is there a way to help children with cancer or other diseases?

Is there a way to help children with cancer or other diseases?

Many ways: Children with chronic problems need more support and love than anything. Support them by encouraging them, giving time, reading to them and helping them perform normal activities. You may also help by helping the family support such children. ...Read more

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What 're diseases children often get caused by bacteria? Thanks

What 're diseases children often get caused by bacteria? Thanks

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

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What kind of doctors specialize in children with rare diseases?

What kind of doctors specialize in children with rare diseases?

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

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What are some more subtle symptoms of celiac disease in children?

What are some more subtle symptoms of celiac disease in children?

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

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What are the chances of passing my celiac disease to my children?

What are the chances of passing my celiac disease to my children?

5-10%: There are genetic influences in celiac disease but these increase susceptibility rather than predict outcome. Even identical twins do not always share the disorder. ...Read more

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How come children have a higher survival rate for hodgkin's disease?

How come children have a higher survival rate for hodgkin's disease?

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

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How do you include children with Lyme disease in everyday activities?

How do you include children with Lyme disease in everyday activities?

No need to exclude: Children with LD are at no risk of spreading their ailment to others.
They can be included with other children in activities that are only limited to their level of tolerance. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is a childrens disease called croup caused by?

Could you explain what is a childrens disease called croup caused by?

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