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What causes infant scoliosis?

What causes infant scoliosis?

Variety: Could be congenital scoliosis (malformations of parts of the spine), resulting in abnormal growth. Alternatively, certain syndromes result in scoliosis in addition to other medical issues which need to be identified, worked up and treated. A variety of neuromuscular problems can also be associated. ...Read more

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Dr. Edward Hellman
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Abnormal Curvature Of The Spine (Definition)

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What causes scoliosis?

Most scoliosis we C: is idiopathic (no cause). fractures, paralysis of the spine supporting muscles, and there R many more. they all have 2 B ruled out B 4 U can say it is idiopathic. ...Read more

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What causes adult strabismus?

What causes adult strabismus?

Adult strabismus: Adult strabismus has multiple causes, including worsening of the natural eye alignment, trauma, brain tumors (rare), etc. If you are starting to have double vision, or if you are noticing trouble focusing, call your ophthalmologist for an appointment and have someone else drive you to the appointment. ...Read more

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What causes craniosynostosis?

What causes craniosynostosis?

Premature Fusion: of the cranial sutures is responsible for craniosynostosis. Multiple genes have been implicated: FGFRs, TWIST, MSX2, etc, Over half of the single suture cases have no obvious genetic cause, indicating environmental and epigenetic causes contribute to abnormal fusion. ...Read more

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What is congenital scoliosis?

What is congenital scoliosis?

Type of spine curve: There are multiple reasons for scoliosis &one is known as a congenital type which is when there is a deformity of the bones ( vertebra) of the spine that one is born with & leads to an early curvature of the spine. Some don't need surgery & others do. They tend to not respond to bracing & can be very progressive in terms of a rapidly worsening curve & may be associated with other medical issues. ...Read more

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What causes babies to be born pigen toed?

What causes babies to be born pigen toed?

A couple of things: Heredity and/or fetal position in the womb can cause an intoed position of the foot. ...Read more

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What causes infants to be born with osteomalacia?

What causes infants to be born with osteomalacia?

Osteomalacia: Means soft bones and refers to a failure of boney matrix to appropriately ossify, or form healthy calcified bone. Some genetic predispositions. ...Read more

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What is acquired scoliosis?

What is acquired scoliosis?

Not genetic: Regular or idiopathic scoliosis is usually a genetic basis whike acquired arises from a secondary issue like a back spadm, disc herniation or disc degeneration or even a tumor or spine infection. ...Read more

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What could cause hypotonia in toddlers?

What could cause hypotonia in toddlers?

Many things: Hypotonia can be due to a neurologic disorder present from birth, it can be due to an acute illness, drugs and toxic exposures, etc.. The specific answer in one child will depend the circumstances and all the other details of what's going on with that child. ...Read more

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What causes spondylolisthesis?

What  causes spondylolisthesis?

Bad back: Spondylolisthesis is a forward sliding of a vertebra, typically in the low back. It is caused by a number of things including chronic poor posture and obesity. Congenital defects, osteopenia and osteoporosis can also make you more susceptible. ...Read more

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What causes spondylolisthesis?

What causes spondylolisthesis?

Spondylolisthesis: Spondylolisthesis is the slippage of one vertebrae over another. Causes can be degenerative arthritis, trauma/fracture, congenital, or stress fracture of the pars intraarticularis which is often caused by sports involving hyperextension of the back. ...Read more

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What causes cerebral palsy in child?

What  causes cerebral palsy in child?

Difficult to know: We understand that this relates to an injury to the nerves that control movement & posture within the region of the brain called the motor cortex. By definition the injury can happen any time from when the nerves form to the 3rd birthday (research definition).Whether this is from poor blood flow, silent stroke, low blood sugar, toxin or infection, no specific cause is apparent ...Read more

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What is congenital rubella syndrome? What causes it?

What is congenital rubella syndrome? What causes it?

Congenital Rubella: Syndrome occurs when a woman contracts Rubella (German measles) during pregnancy and it is passed on to the fetus, leading to certain eye, heart, hearing or neurologic abnormalities after birth and lung, growth, bone, liver, skin and blood abnormalities in utero. It is important that any woman of child bearing age make sure they are immune and if not, get vaccinated to prevent this syndrome. ...Read more

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What causes kyphosis progression?

What causes kyphosis progression?

Kyphosis: Kyphosis is a curvature of the spine that is most commonly associated with an anomaly within the spine and the surrounding muscles. The progression in curvature is due to a lack of balance in the muscles and the spinal structures. ...Read more

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What are possible symptoms to congenital kyphosis?

What are possible symptoms to congenital kyphosis?

Many: Usually appear early in life and have special x-ray finding and some could sign for other congenital disease.Thanks. ...Read more

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What causes tracheomalacia?

What causes tracheomalacia?

Uncommon: Tracheomalacia is collapse of the trachea (the windpipe) and is often confused with laryngomalacia which is collapse of the voicebox (which is above the trachea). Tracheomalacia is quite uncommon in infants except those with repaired t-e fistulas, and those with unrepaired vascular rings. ...Read more

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What causes a newborn to get pyloric stenosis?

What causes a newborn to get pyloric stenosis?

Not always known: Pyloric stenosis can have either an environmental or a genetic cause, and when occurring together these two will raise the likelihood of occurring.Pyloric stenosis is four times more common in males. Some families have aggregate of cases in certain familiies. It's about four times more likely to occur in firstborn male infants ...Read more

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What does cause hypoglycemia in newborn children?

What does cause hypoglycemia in newborn children?

Hypoglycemia: There are many causes of hypoglycemia in a newborn, with the most common being a rebound low blood sugar for an infant born to a diabetic mother. In the Unites States, there are specific nursery protocols to watch closely for hypoglycemia. ...Read more

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What causes club foot in infants?

What causes club foot in infants?

Club foot: Most club feet are caused by the position of the fetus in the womb. ...Read more

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What causes gastroschisis?

What causes gastroschisis?

We don't know: We know that gastroschisis is more common in young mothers, and in mothers who smoke cigarettes. We also know that the rate of gastroschisis in babies is rising in many places , possibly related to exposure to chemicals in the environment, but there is a lot we don't know about why it happens. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Scoliosis (Definition)

An abnormal curvature of the spine or backbone in which part of the spine looks curved to ...Read more