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What are the treatment options for children with pandas?

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 more

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I have had multiple children and have possible rectocoele. What are some treatment options? Running long distances has become problematic!

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 more

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Is a tissue expansion treatment a good option for children?

Is a tissue expansion treatment a good option for children?

Not a good option: How old is your child that she needs tissue expansion? . On general principles i would say it is not a good option for children. ...Read more

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What type of treatment is recommended and available for these children?

What type of treatment is recommended and available for these children?

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

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Is there any really effective treatment of neuroblastoma in children?

Is there any really effective treatment of neuroblastoma in children?

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 more

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My dog has leptospirosis, currently under treatment. Should I get my children and spouse and myself checked, too?

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

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Can you please suggest treatment for nephrotic syndromes in children?

Can you please suggest treatment for nephrotic syndromes in children?

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

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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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Which tested treatment for autistic children is the best?

Which tested treatment for autistic children is the best?

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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What is the best treatment for acid reflux in children?

What is the best treatment for acid reflux in children?

Consider...: Diet changes and weight loss. Obviously depends on age of child, however increasing epidemic of childhood obesity is a major contributor. Consider ranitidine with your pcps input after lifestyle changes have failed to resolve. ...Read more

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