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is Turners syndrome a result of gene or protein deficiency? what is the difference?

turner's syndrome is a genetic condition and not due to protein deficiency. one is inherited and the other is acquired.  (+ info)

What is the relation between malaria and adult respiratory deficiency syndrome (ARDS)?

Will malaria infection create breathing difficulty?

Malaria is one of the most common infectious diseases in the world, and severe respiratory complications have been described mainly in association with Plasmodium falciparum. We describe a case of acute respiratory distress syndrome complicating infection with P. vivax in the setting of relatively low parasitemia in a 47-yr-old woman after a brief trip to Papua New Guinea. A review of the literature shows that pulmonary complications of P. vivax are rare but occur more frequently than generally acknowledged. Pathogenic mechanisms of these complications are discussed.  (+ info)

AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) is caused by which virus?

A. Herpes virus
B. Hepatitis B
C. Human immunodeficiency virus
D. Human T cell leukemia virus
E. Human papilloma virus

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Endorphin Deficiency Syndrome?

Does anyone have endorphin deficiency syndrome that is causing them resistant/refractory depression? If so, what is the treatment?

I have never heard of that before. Depression that is resistant to treatment could use antidepressants that act on more than one antidepressant or combination medication, plus or minus counseling.  (+ info)

what causes aquired immuno deficiency syndrome?

Shaira, welcome to Answers. Almost all people accept that the Acquired Immuno-Deficiency Syndrome, usually called AIDS by its initials, is caused after a long (years) infection by a virus known as the Human Immunodeficiency Virus or HIV as it is abbreviated. It is contagious and spread by exchange of certain body fluids with an infected person.  (+ info)

testosterone deficiency syndrome?

testosterone deficiency syndrome

Agreed, what about it? Have you had blood taken that confirms sub-optimum testosterone levels, in which case you doctor will be organising treatment. If you just have some hypochondriacal paranoia that your testosterone levels are low, see your GP for counselling.  (+ info)

what is combined immune deficiency syndrome?

Severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), or Boy in the Bubble Syndrome, is a genetic disorder in which both "arms" (B cells and T cells) of the adaptive immune system are crippled, due to a defect in one of several possible genes. SCID is a severe form of heritable immunodeficiency. It is also known as the "bubble boy" disease because its victims are extremely vulnerable to infectious diseases. The most famous case is the boy David Vetter.

Chronic diarrhea, ear infections, recurrent Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia, and profuse oral candidiasis commonly occur. These babies, if untreated, usually die within 1 year due to severe, recurrent infections.  (+ info)

what exactly is immune deficiency syndrome?

i was recently looking through photo albums of wen i was a likkle kid and at the back of the album was 3 old newspaper articals. the biggest had a picture of me my mum and my dad. i read it and it said in the artical "baby kyra hope is suffering from immune deficiency syndrome" and i asked my mum and dad what it is but they didnt answer. and i want to know what it is i already have a vauge idea wat it is because i know that you have and immune system in ur body and it might have sumfin to do wit why i had a cold for half a year - no lie

The body has two kinds of immune response: innate and acquired. The innate immune system is the natural defenses of the body. The acquired immune system is the one you build over time as the body is exposed to newer pathogens. When you get a vaccination, what you are doing is stimulating the acquired immune system so that if it runs across a particular virus it will recognize it and kill it. To use the flu as an example, each year the flu strain is slightly different and so each year they release a flu shot aimed at the most prevalent strains of flu circulating. This why the shot you got last year will usually be no good this year.

You may have had a deficient innate immune system as a child, it happens. A long running cold is probably not a cold, more likely to be allergies of some kind.  (+ info)

Does May thurner syndrome,lymphedema,and protein s deficiency sound normal to you?

i have lymphedema that is primary and i got it at 8yrs old it is not inherited it just happened out of no where. and at the beginning of last year i found out that i had may thurner syndrome it also just happened out of no where at 13yrs old also not inherited. and i found out about a month ago i have protein s deficiency also not inherited and it also happened out of no where. and i have a blood clot in my left internal iliac vein right now and i am currently taking coumadin.

Is all of this very rare or strange to have together???

BTW Im 14 female

It's disheartening to hear about someone so young having all these conditions. I have primary genetic lymphedema so know a little about what you are going through.

I'm NOT A DOCTOR and have never even heard of may-thurner syndrome until I just googled it.

The may-thurner syndrome & the blood clot seem related since they both affect the same area.
It's common for people who have blood clots to also develop lymphedema. However, to my knowledge it's the blood clot that develops first and then the lymphedema as a result.
And having a protein deficiency could also be related because the lymphatic & vein systems are the transportation highways of the body. If they aren't working correctly, it makes sense that you are developing deficiencies.

I hope you have a vein doctor that you trust and have a good relationship (If not, talk to your parents about your concens). Have you had mld treatment (manual lymphatic drainage therapy)? If not, you may want to talk to your doctor & parents about it. I have it for my lymphedema but I know my therapist also works with patients with vein problems.

Good luck!! Wishing you the best!! Take care of yourself  (+ info)

what is chronic fatigue immune deficiency syndrome?

I would be reading this if you think you have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.


The Reality of living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Until you read "The Thief of Many Lives" you too may have questioned the validity of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome as a real illness. It is VERY real, especially for us the sufferers and our caregivers. The credibility and validity of this disease has long been a most difficult message to convey to our Government, Physicians, Healthcare Professionals, friends, families and general public.

What makes this even more challenging than how we might physically appear is the inappropriate name given to such a serious and debilitating disease. Consequently, one of the worse things someone can say to a person with CFS is how well we look on a particular day ... we must be feeling "better" ... "better" than what? Death? Unfortunately, CFS victims generally do not feel better than death ... warmed over or otherwise!

Lengths of time go by, month, seasons, and then years when all of our reserve energy is used simply to eat and breathe and those are the "good" days. Unfortunately, not many see this as most people with CFS are left to suffer behind closed doors. Unexplainably, our cries for awareness, and validity continue to fall upon deaf ears. WAKE UP AMERICA !

CFS is at epidemic proportions destroying lives and affecting millions of people worldwide.
May 12th is International CFS Awareness Day. Please make your voice be heard. Inform others about the tragic impact this illness is having on you, your loved one and our nation.
BE AWARE OR BEWARE ... As you could be writing this letter from your bed next May 12th.


The Thief of Many Lives
© Kathleen Houghton --- Alaska CFS-MCS Association

I am constantly on the prowl in search of new victims. I do not discriminate---health care workers, teachers, students, airline personnel, teens, moms, dads, and innocent children are my prey. If you are dynamic and have a lust for life, I will seek you out, and I will find you.

Just when you are at the peak of your endeavors, climbing that career ladder or building your family and home, I will find you. There is nothing that you have in your life today that I am not capable of destroying tomorrow, your career, your education, your goals, your dreams, your family, and your life. I will have it all. I will strip you of your ability to function at any level above minimal, and from this day on you will refer to that minimal as a "good day."

I have the ability to create an invalid out of you overnight, and I will. It will take a marathon effort for you just to get out of bed. At a cellular level your immune system will be in a constant war battling itself and unnamed viruses, which will painfully be replicating in your brain. I promise you, I will bring you despair along with pain, isolation and losses far beyond what you can ever imagine. Your mind will be in a constant "fogged" state, your expression will be unable to express, and your eyes will have a noticeable "glazed over/drugged out" look.

You will find it most difficult to pay attention, concentrate, or even process the simplest of thoughts. Making change from a dollar may well be beyond your ability now. Your mouth may feel like it is full of marbles when you try to speak, as your tongue twists and nothing you try to say comes out right. Who would believe your level of education when you can't even string enough words together to make a complete sentence ... or one that makes any sense for that matter.

I promise, I will bring you at any unsuspecting time, severe abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea along with a host of gastro-intestinal disorders. I will make you weak and lifeless as one could be without being confirmed dead. You will be housebound or in bed for several years if not the rest of your life. As part of incapacitating you, I will make your heart race and your head pound; your throat will constantly be sore and your lymph glands will swell. That will all seem trivial after I inflame and spasm muscles throughout your body. Crushing a grape between your fingers may take too much energy or be too painful now.

On those nights that I allow you to sleep, you will awaken drenched with sweat or throbbing with pain. Perhaps I might even throw in a little seizure activity. On those nights that I do not allow sleep to occur; I will torture you with thoughts of death.... Not suicide, but death. Simply because you have not come to realize that this is your new life, and that you are not living. You will need to re-create your being every day, as every day I will bring you unpredicted symptoms and suffering.

I have also done a few things that you may not be aware of yet. I placed some lesions on your brain, have you noticed how you have difficulty with balance and memory yet? I have permanently altered your immune system. I have shorted out your nervous system so that you have intermittent numbness and tingling, which might resemble an electrical current zapping you from time to time. This is called neuropathy. Nope, it's not curable either!

Now I have you. I have taken over your body and mind. I have stolen your life but left you alive, not very functional, but by clinical definition you are still alive.

Your family will not be able to give you all the constant care that you need on a daily basis. As for your friends, well, they're still on that ladder climbing up. Rest assured, I am looking for them too. By now, chances are good that most of your family and friends have abandoned you, so you must have learned the definition of isolation. This newfound isolation will save you from having to explain how sick you really are to others, they won't understand anyway. Isolation will save you all that energy.

Your health insurance has already been or will shortly be discontinued as you lost your job from not being able to "keep up." Perhaps you got caught dozing off or called in sick one too many times. Now that you are no longer employable or insurable, when you seek medical care, any medical professional that figures me out will diagnose you and say that what you have is presently not curable.

Now it is time for you to seek out medical care, nation if not worldwide. However, most so called medical professionals will not even have the ability to recognize me when they see me, as they have not learned about me in medical school. So, chances are good that you will be misdiagnosed. You will give more blood samples and have more examinations than you ever imagined existed. Then you can take the results to dozens of doctors in search of a diagnosis. One that is valid as well as socially and medically acceptable. One that does not label you as depressed or say that "it is all in your head!!!" Most doctors will suggest a vacation, weight loss diet, new or increased love life, help with the children, or change of scenery as the "cure," mainly because you may look like the picture of health. This is my mask of deception.

You will pray for a positive word from current research. Research, which you will soon learn, is quite limited due to lack of funding and government support. You will learn new vocabulary which contains words like: T-Cells, Cytokines, Nuclear Antigens, Natural Killer Cells, Immunoglobulins, Cytomegalovirus, Seratonin, Cerebral lesions, and Immune Dysfunction are among a few. However the most important words that you will need to know and fight for are Social Security Disability and Medicare.

At one point I may give you a false sense of recovery or remission. Let me assure you, I will be back, as you are my prisoner and that makes me your keeper. I have placed the lives of millions of people nationwide in limbo, I continue to do the same world wide. I would consider this an epidemic, wouldn't you?
Eventually I will bring the government, health care workers, and society to its knees in search of unraveling my complexities, which are crippling humanity. I leave it up to you, my victims, and your caretakers, to educate the public and let them know that I am very real and that you are very sick. Unfortunately, I have been given a totally ridiculous name, which will make your job even more difficult. Until that name is changed, I am...

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