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What symptoms does someone with canavan disease have?

What symptoms does someone with canavan disease have?

Progressive delays.: Canavan disease, a genetic disorder caused by an enzyme deficiency in one kind of brain cell, is characterized by worsening developmental delays, worsening muscle tone, large head, and mental retardation. It is a devastating disease with degeneration of nerve tissue. ...Read more

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Dr. Douglas Hulstedt
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Canavan Disease (Definition)

is a progressive, fatal neurological disorder that begins in infancy. It is caused by an inherited genetic abnormality: the lack of an essential enzyme causes deterioration of the white matter (myelin) in the brain, thereby preventing the proper ...Read more


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What symptoms does someone with periodontal disease have?

What symptoms does someone with periodontal disease have?

Swelling, bleeding: Gingivitis is an initial form of gum desease and can be reversed with proper treatment, most of the time - just good oral hygiene , periodontitis is chronic, irreversible desease, much like diabetes or high blood pressure... Once you develop it... It doesnot go anywhere, it will continue to destroy your gums and underlying bone that holds your teeth, and you will start loosing your teeth.... ...Read more

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What symptoms does someone with congenital heart disease always have?

What symptoms does someone with congenital heart disease always have?

Vary: This very much depends upon what type of congenital heart disease a patient has and how it behaves it that particular individual. The same form of congenital heart disease such can produce minimal or no symptoms in one patient and can produce symptoms of heart failure in another. ...Read more

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What symptoms does a person with picks disease get?

What symptoms does a person with picks disease get?

Dementia: Picks disease is a type of frontal temporal dementia. Early symptoms mak include depression and irritability, followed by disinhibition and dementia. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if an alzheimer's disease patient is also diagnosed with cancer?

It depends: It depends on the severity of alzheimer's disease. It it is advanced, it may be better not to do an operation or chemotherapy because that may not prolong patient's life and would cause him/her lot of discomfort. If the patient would still understand the treatment's side-effects, it is possible to treat him/her as somebody who does not have alzheimer's disease. ...Read more

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Anyone know what the symptoms are with hirschprung disease?

Anyone know what the symptoms are with hirschprung disease?

Constipation: Inability for a newborn to stool spontaneously in the first 24-48 hours. Can result in gastrointestinal obstruction, perforation, severe infection and death if not treated. It is treatable. ...Read more

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If I have features of Parkinson's disease does this mean I have Parkinson's disease?

If I have features of Parkinson's disease does this mean I have Parkinson's disease?

Not necessarily: While parkinson's disease does have a "classic" or "typical" set of symptoms, these symptoms can also be caused by drugs, toxins, trauma, etc. The only way to determine whether you truly have parkinson's disease is to see a physician (e.g. Neurologist) who will ask you about your symptoms and perform a physical exam to see if your symptoms are consistent with parkinson's disease. ...Read more

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What symptoms does someone with chlamydia have?

What symptoms does someone with chlamydia have?

None to some: Many women wont have any symptoms but some can have symptoms 1-3 weeks after exposure: abnormal vaginal discharge, burning with urination, abdominal or low back pain, fever and pain with intercourse can occur if it gets into the uterus or tubes. Irregular bleeding can also occur if it is a significant infection. Men generally have penile discharge or burning with urination. ...Read more

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What happens to someone with graves disease with chf?

What happens to someone with graves disease with chf?

Depends: The CHF may be secondary to hyperthyrodism and may improve with thyroid treatment. If you have CHF and develop graves disease it can certainly make it worse. ...Read more

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What symptoms does someone with balanitis have?

What symptoms does someone with balanitis have?

Glans penis inflamed: Symptoms are diverse and depends on the source of inflammation.First signs – small red erosions on the glans, redness of the foreskin, redness of the penis. Other symptoms includes a foul smelling discharge and painful foreskin and penis. See your doctor since the cause can either be infectious or non-infectious- which will require several tests to figure out. ...Read more

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What symptoms does someone with renal cell cancer have?

What symptoms does someone with renal cell cancer have?

It varies: Renal cell carcinoma (rcc) unfortunately is usually asymptomatic until it's advanced stage. If it causes symptoms, it may present as blood in the urine, flank pain. If it spreads to other organs, it can cause problems in those areas including bone pain, shortness or breath, fatigue. Not uncommonly, rcc is picked up incidentally on ct scan of the abdomen but there is no role for ct screening. ...Read more

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What symptoms does someone with hemothorax have?

What symptoms does someone with hemothorax have?

Short of breath: Hemothorax means 'blood surrounding the lung'. Invariably, hemothroax is caused by a major trauma to the rib cage. Multiple rib fractures can bleed (internally) into the pleural space causing the 'hemothorax' which can produce symptoms of: shortness of breath and pain. Usually the blood is drained through a 'chest tube' placed into to pleural space. The prodecure is done by er doctor or surgeon. ...Read more

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Can you tell me signs and symptoms of someone with cardiac disease?

Can you tell me signs and symptoms of someone with cardiac disease?

Heart Disease: Cardiac disease is a broad term. Be specific, what is your disease. Common symptyoms are chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations, dizziness, syncope and many more. ...Read more

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What are some activities I can do with someone who has huntington's disease?

What are some activities I can do with someone who has huntington's disease?

Huntigton's disease?: Huntington's disease is a very complex neurologic disorder. Balance problems frequently become and issue, and sporting activities such as tai chi, even an intendo wi can help. Finally because of movement a diet high in protein is necessary. Resistance exercise dome with machines are much safer than free weights! ...Read more

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How is someone diagnosed with hypereosinophilic syndrome? What are the signs?

How is someone diagnosed with hypereosinophilic syndrome? What are the signs?

High eos and exclude: HES is when there is elevated eosinophil count (? 1500 eosinophils/mm³) in the blood for at least 6 months without any recognizable cause, with involvement of either the heart, nervous system, or bone marrow. HES affects many organs at the same time, symptoms may include rash, hives, dizziness, cough, short of breath, confusion, memory loss, fever, fatigue and mouth sores. ...Read more

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What symptoms does someone with candidiasis always have?

What symptoms does someone with candidiasis always have?

Depends...: ...On where the candida is living. Diaper rash, thrush, and vaginal yeast infections are the most common infections in healthy individuals. People with suppressed immune systems and indwelling foreign bodies such as catheters can have more dangerous infections. ...Read more

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What does "orphan disease" mean for someone with it?

Rare condition: "orphan" diseases are rare medical conditions - they are called orphans because so few people have these diseases that it doesn't make financial sense for drug companies to pay for research to find cures, so in the past they didn't get much help. Now these orphans are "adopted" by nih, gov't & special foundations, so there are special funds to help find treatments and cures. ...Read more

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How often does someone with MS have swallowing problems?

How often does someone with MS have swallowing problems?

COMMON=Bowel problem: Ms (multiple sclerosis) can cause 'swallowing' or bowel problems. Other major symptoms of established MS include weakness, paralysis, tingling or numbness of the limbs, loss of vision from one or both eyes, double vision, imbalance, incoordination, slurred speech, impaired bladder control, chronic pain, and profound fatigue. It is best to see MS (neurological) specialist. ...Read more

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