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What Are Some Rare Diseases I Could Have Picked Up On Trip To Singapore
Awful broad spectrum: Worms, parasites, stds or stis, asian bird flu, legionnaire's disease, tuberculosis, food poisoning, or simply the common cold. And lots more. If you think you are sick, see your doctor! it's as simple as that. But let him/her know where you've been; there are cdc bulletins about certain illnesses from certain parts of the world. ...Read more
If an adult (near 40) doesn't have acromegaly, what conditions/rare diseases could cause sudden, out of the blue growth spurts (several inches total)?
Lots : Did you have a specific type in mind? The list is very long. ...Read more
I know there are thousands of rare diseases but are there any known ones that cause adult height to signif. grow after years of no growth? I'm 39.
That's a strange one: because usually after the ends of the bones fuse in young adulthood, it is not possible for them to lengthen, which is what would be necessary for one to get taller. There is a condition called acromegaly that could cause some bones to get wider, so hands and feet and jaws and forehead can grow. If you are noticing this, you should be checked for pituitary problems. Good luck! ...Read more
Meningitis: Meningitis, mononucleosis, stds and hpv. Meningococcemia can kill more rapidly than any other disease. It is spread from breathing it in, especially in crowded conditions like dormitories. Most incoming freshman are now vaccinated (starting at age 11) but often healthy teens are overlooked if they don't have regular physicals. It is preventable as are stds and hpv. Mono is just plain weird. ...Read more
It Depends: It really depends on what kind of rare diseases they have. Pediatric oncologists deal with rare cancers, nephrologists deal with rare kidney diseases, cardiologists deal with rare heart diseases. Geneticists probably see the most patients with rare diseases, but i'm not sure that's what you mean by "deal with". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends...: Each subspecialty in pediatrics manages patients with very rare diseases. A partial list of subspecialists includes hematology/oncology, endocrinology, nephrology, neurology, medical genetics, rheumatology, pulmonology, etc. Many of these doctors are found at pediatric academic medical centers. ...Read more
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