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What Are The Treatment Options For Children With Pandas
Yes w/ mixed results: The key factor in pandas treatment is to realize it is a post-infectious autoimmune d/o that attacks the brain. It is the immune response to strep (or other infectious agents) that activate the immune system and leads to symptoms. Pcn may prevent infection and immune activation; however, that may not be enough. In recurrence, look for carriers in the home or classroom. http://pandasnetwork.org. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have had multiple children and have possible rectocoele. What are some treatment options? Running long distances has become problematic!
Options: Treatment options include non surgical, pessary and pelvic floor therapy, and surgical options. Surgery may include classical repairs with imbrication of muscles & tissues, site specific repairs, or repairs with the use of absorbable graft or permanent mesh. Most repairs are done vaginally. Repairs can be done laparoscopic or robotic assisted when combined with other repairs for prolapse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Poor question: To receive an answer you need to provide basic information about the issue & specify a question. Questions on the site are not linked. So each question must make sense by itself.Your question provides no information about the condition or issue. ...Read more
Yes: Thankfully treatment of neuroblastoma has improved dramatically over the last decade. That is not to say that all children are curable; the outcome is greatly dependent on the risk stratification that your oncologist perform to tailor treatment. As expected children in the high risk group do not do as well as those in the low risk group. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My dog has leptospirosis, currently under treatment. Should I get my children and spouse and myself checked, too?
Discuss With Doctor: Human Leptospirosis infection can occur mainly from exposure to urine of an infected animal. 90% of infections occur with mild or no symptoms. Severe illness can result in jaundice, kidney failure & more. Symptoms are: fever, chills, headache, nausea, rash & more. Treated with antibiotics (AB). Recommend you discuss exposure w/ your doctor to monitor for symptoms & to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Be Proactive: As the parent of a child with a complicated disease like nephrotic syndrome find the best pediatric nephrologist you can. They are usually found at children's hospitals to confirm the diagnosis and initiate treatment, usually steroids. There are many types of nephrotic syndrome so a good initial evaluation is important. See http://www.Nephcure.Org/nephrotic-syndrome-facts. ...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
Depends: Both age and behaviors may dictate what testing in necessary. Not all kids with developmental and social problems are autistic and not all autistic spectrum disorders need hours and hours of testing to clinch the diagnosis. Assuming you're talking about a child, start with a pediatrician with expertise in behavioral disorders and follow her/his advice. ...Read more
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