Has stem cell treatments ever been tried in a case of Camurati Engelmann's disease?
Camurati Engelmann disease or syndrome is a genetic bone disease caused by a mutation in the TGF beta-1 associated peptide.
Nope, unfortunately stem cell treatment has not been tried in CED.
Instead of stem cell treatment, gene therapy might be considered as an additional way to "cure" CED. Based on their capacity for sequestering the mature peptide, decorin, biglycan, or a soluble inactive type II receptor could be considered as possible drugs. Others in pipeline are inhibitors of downstream signalling molecules could be used.
With all these novel ideas(great as they maybe) we dont fully understand the TGFβ1 and its implications in a myriad of functions in the body, increasing the RISK of unwanted side effects upon systemic administration of such a “novel ideas”.
Finally, local application, confined to bone and muscle tissue, would be is preferable. maybe you can find someone to fund $$$ studies to use stem cell locally.
The downside of funding would be that CED is such a RARE disease 200/yr in the WORLD. But than again thats what people said about CML research and that lead to imatinib. the possiblities.... (+ info
Does anyone know a doctor that has expertise treating Camurati-Engelmann's desease?
where are you located? (+ info
What is the name of the syndrome that the person may appear to have facial characteristics of down's syndrome?
I previously watched a documentary about sufferers of a syndrome whose facial features appeared to be down's syndrome but it wasn't down's syndrome. The grow to be quite large adults and have special needs. Does anyone know the name of this condition?
Klinefelter syndrome (+ info
Are there different types of Down syndrome and what areas of the body does Down syndrome affect? ?
Also, are there any significant statistics related to Down syndrome? Has Down syndrome received any recent attention from the media? Are there any famous people that have Down syndrome.
Answer as many of the above questions as possible.
There are three types of Down syndrome, garden variety Trisomy 21, mosaicism and translocation.
Read more at:
Welcoming Babies with Down Syndrome (English, Spanish, French)
There is a slide show that also incorporates videos of the featured 'More Alike than Different' cast at the National Down Syndrome Congress website:
And great information at the National Down Syndrome Society website:
Down Syndrome Fact Sheet
You might also enjoy
Margaret's Guide to Down Syndrome
For bios of actors with Down syndrome, see:
Down Syndrome and the Acting Gene
DS in Arts and Media
Down Syndrome Links at the Family Village website
Check out this recent New York Times article:
The DNA Age: Prenatal Test Puts Down Syndrome in Hard Focus
Have fun with your research!
What is so bad about having down syndrome?
I think people are a lot colder than they want you to believe. Too many pregnancies prediagnosed with down syndrome are terminated! Doctors tell people that their kid will be like some animal and people believe them. I've met my share of people with down syndrome, and they all seem pretty human to me. On top of that, they were all decent folks, which is a lot more than I can say for the general population. And how does knowing that unborn children are purged because of down syndrome affect those who were born and have down syndrome?
WOW!! I'm so glad that there are other people who's lives have been touched as mine has. See when I was 28 I gave birth to twin girls and one of them was born with Mosaic down syndrome. Of course, I didn't know much about it til now....and yes I was shocked. They are 14 months old now, and such a blessing as well as my two boys. My daughter is about 4 months behind in her milestones, but she is always so happy! Out of all my kids she is the easiest to handle.
It's always nice to have other people, who see that they are more alike, then different from the rest of us. (+ info
What is the syndrome called when you cannot feel physical pain?
I remember watching a show a long time ago, and this one little girl was born with a syndrome where she could never feel pain. If she fell on the floor and cut her knee, she wouldn't cry, whereas most children would.
What is this called? Is it a syndrome? Is it a medical condition? I just want to know what it's called, and I can do the research on it.
It is for a story I am writing but I don't entirely know what it is.
It's called "congenital insensitivity to pain" (+ info
What syndrome would someone have that the doctor would need to put them on bloodthinners?
My sister is 18 and just moved out here from MN to go to school. She has had many medical problems and been to several doctors. She recently told me that the doctor said there was something wrong with her blood and she needs to be put on blood thinners for the rest of her life. What syndrome could this be?
There are several, but the first that comes to mind is Factor-V (five). (+ info
What is the syndrome where boys usually grow more than average?
I think it is Jacobs syndome.. XYY syndrome.. but wikipedia says that is only a little more than average. what is the only where they get really big ?
Yes it is called gigantism. It is caused by a tumour or either a chromosome disorder. Another thing that causes gigantism is the inability to inhib the GH (growth hormone) when it is produced. This is why the people who have it get very TALL. (+ info
Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome where in Philippines can i get a help?
I need some help with Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome. My mom thinks she has this Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome and needs a doctor to confirm this. Where in the Philippines can I find help or what type of doctor she should see? Do you know one? Please advice
What are the chances of my children having Tourette syndrome?
Im planning to have a family in the future. Both of us dont have this syndrome. However, her mother does from her grandpa. Only blinking eyes. What are the chances of passing this on? Also, if it is passed on would it only be blinking eyes or could it be other symptoms of this same syndrome?
Were you aware that there is a National Tourette Syndrome Association? I would suggest contacting them and asking these questions. (+ info
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