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When Was The Disease First Discovered
Why was legionnaires disease given such an odd name? When and where was the disease first identified?
Ultrsonography: Today's ultrasound is very advanced, it is geared towards soft tissue abnormalities and blood flow in vessels. It is one of many modalities used to diagnose disease, an experienced clinician will help guide and prescribe the best testing for you ...Read more
I'm 33 yrs old ..Want to get pregnant ..But so worried that i'd get a baby withdown's syndrome so what are tests at first trim.Concerning this disease?
11-13 weeks in: The doctor uses ultrasound to measure a specific region on the back of a baby's neck.This is known as a nuchal translucency screening test.When abnormalities are present, more fluid than usual tends to collect in this tissue.Results of the ultrasound are paired with blood tests that measure levels of pregnancy-associated plasma protein-a (papp-a) and a hormone known as hcg. ...Read more
Genetics: If you are born with genetic mutations, hla types dq2 or dq8, this predisposes you to develop celiac disease. Then it is usually an environmental trigger, like abnormal gut microbes or infection that triggers it from being a genetic predisposition into an active condition. The condition starts with damage the the microvilli that line the gut and eventually ends with total villous atrophy. ...Read more
Are there any conditions or diseases (preferably fatal), where either hearing or sight loss is one of the first symptoms?
A long list: There are many conditions that satisfy these criterion. Included are various strokes, brain tumors and aneurysms and metabolic conditions such as diabetes. There are a number of inherited conditions which might start as a visual problem such as ataxia telangiectasia. Toxic conditions such as methyl alcohol poisoning also can start with vision loss. ...Read more
Behavior and mood : Studies have documented changes in personality and depression starting 3-5 yrs prior to memory loss. The problem progresses to involve organizational skills, ability to do basic skills such as driving or balancing a checkbook, and need for increased help in basic activities. In older pts without good reasons for depression, alz disease may be starting. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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