Stroke in infancy

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Avatar n tn There are two peaks of developing a stroke infancy and old age. It is a good sign that your baby is not exhibiting any symptoms of stroke. Infant brains are very plastic and learn to compensate for the loss fairly easily. However you need to watch your child closely for any symptoms like using one side of the body or one limb more than the other.
Avatar m tn While aneurysm surgeries are generally successful, aneurysm in infancy are generally uncommon. Hence there is not enough data to make a future prediction. The prognosis varies from child to child and depends on whether the child has infection or hemorrhage after surgery. However, infants fare better than adults after aneurysm surgeries provided there are no other malformations. There have been cases of children leading a normal lifespan with no or minimal handicap.
Avatar f tn A CAT scan revealed that he had had a stroke. Possibly in infancy due to being 10 weeks premie and APGAR scores were at 0 for 15 min. He also recieved a blood transfusion.(We adopted him from Russia at 11 months. Info was a bit sparse) His paralysis seems to have subsided. We discontinued the use of Dilantin the next day due to the fact that he could not stand or sit up. They sent us home with emergency dilantin and a script for tegretol 2x a day.
82861 tn?1333457511 We took Mom to the ER Saturday night as she was in extreme back and leg pain. She couldn't even stand to go to the bathroom, feed herself or dress herself. The day before she was positively diagnosed with blood in her stool. We had to pull a whole lot of strings to get her admitted as nobody believed she was sick enough for admission. All hell broke loose when they got the intial blood work in. Mom's hemoglobin was a 6. Yes, a six. That's not a typo.
Avatar n tn He said that the scans don't show any cause for this to be happening and it looks like it is curving in rather than the bone thinning in that area. At this point it isn't affecting my brain, so he wants me to repeat the scans in October and come back so he can see if there are any changes. Keep in touch if you find anything out about yours. and feel free to send me a message in my inbox - I have a watch on this post and my inbox and I recieve an email whenever anyone posts to it.
Avatar m tn If it seems like there are a lot of chronics at this board I would say that over 90% of us here were infected in infancy or early childhood when the rate of clearance is about 10% or less. If you were infected as an adult, which I think we can assume (you're not Asian, right?), then you will probably clear the Hep B and even if you don't, its a very slow acting virus. I know a CHB woman in her 90s who is still healthy...
Avatar f tn I was positively diagnosed in 2001, it took 4+ years due to overlapping symstems. My servere vertigo was always put off to my sinus/ear problems which I had since infancy. So I'm looking at CCSVI as a possible overlapping system. My primary doc ordered the MRA test for me (my nero wanted me to go into a study). They found inflamation of the viens. So is this being caused by the MS or am I on the verge of heart disease? Either way it is something that has to be addressed.
1021897 tn?1251677712 Could the finding of a Cerebrovascular anomaly in the left posterior cerebral artery of suspected congenital origin cause me problems later in life? I have had several CT scans before and none mentioned this until now and it is supposed to be from infancy. I don't understand. If it was missed all this time (I am 50), could it be part of the reason I am having severe dizzy spells (I have had them on and off throughout my life), nausea, shortness of breath and severe short term memory loss?
Avatar m tn ( I said Soy wasn't good for men and woman for a number of years! Only fermented soy is OK! Soy is in everything. I have seen it listed in the ingredients on a box of tea.) Eating too many simple carbs can lead to weight gain, and increased body flab has been shown to raise a man’s estrogen levels and lower testosterone. According to a University of Buffalo study printed in the journal Diabetes Care, 40 percent of obese participants had lower-than-normal testosterone readings.
Avatar n tn Echo and TEE confirmed PFO, which is a hole between the right and left ventricle which should have closed in infancy. Otherwise, everything checked out great. I am wondering if anyone can remember how long the after effects lasted. I am very easily fatigued and get out of breath easily. I have periodic chills. Sometimes I shake and feel a bit nauseas. I feel dizzy or light-headed a lot. I am clumsier and more disconnected. I have periodic ringing in the ears.
1459002 tn?1297416237 i am writing this to find out if you know anyone in this world that has the same thing as me as i havent seen anyone else like me-- ever, except from stroke or cerable pausy. i often wonder and now that i have signed onto this med help i thought id ask yous. or is there even a name for it? didnt know what category to put it under!!!
Avatar f tn ) Have you had your DD in any early intervention program? We put our daughter in such program as soon as we brought her home. If you've not, I'd strongly suggest that you call them in your area and ask them to evaluate her. This is no cost---or very little cost to you. Just like your DD, mine did the same in her Jumperoo too. Now, she pulls so hard on the side rungs, she can pull herself sideways. (The jumperoo was put away, just today because of this!
872566 tn?1283004416 MITOCHONDRIAL DESCRIPTION Mitochondria are small energy-producing structures found in every cell in the body. They serve as the cells' power plants (responsible for the body's energy production, converting food into energy). It's kind of like having a brown out in your body. Mitochondrial diseases result from failures of the mitochondria, specialized compartments present in almost every cell of the body.
Avatar f tn I'm curious what symptoms led to your MS? I had started dragging my left foot a little and holding my last hand in a fist, against my chest. I started thinking "maybe I've had a mini stroke". It was that thought that started the January to July (2008) search. My primary care said "no stroke" and sent me to a neurologist. MRIs, blood tests, electro-something, ending with spinal tap followed. Each time he'd say "if you were younger I'd say you have MS". I was 64.
Avatar m tn hd operate in 2004 in ,after that i marry and have 6yr kid.I hd a stroke in 2011 sept for mild, it ws leftside numbness of hand and leg for 3 to 4 mins.After that i test echo,ecg,PT/inr, pt inr ws 2.64 at tht time, but cholestrol level ws little high. I takes 5mg/7.5mg warfarin alt day and 75mg ecosprin (daily).But now i m taking 7mg warf everyday with 75mg ecosprin. so anybody kindly advise me for keep myself fit.
Avatar n tn If, by a stroke of luck you live in the tri-state (NY, NJ, PA) area, I may have some good names of Docs for you ..
233488 tn?1310696703 In 1976, Dr Ernst Wynder, founding president of the American Health Foundation and founding editor of the journal Preventive Medicine, stated that “It should be the function of medicine to help people die young…as late in life as possible.”1 However, medicine in general, and ophthalmology in specific, are disease-oriented disciplines. In the former case, this is due to the fact that “Disease is a living experience for the man of flesh and bone. In contrast, health is a disembodied concept.
Avatar f tn I can't answer your question without more information: what is your age? What is your glasses prescription? What is you vision in each eye with the glasses on? Post that and I can give a pretty good answer.
Avatar n tn ” Although there’s no single magic cancer food, scientists are continually researching the connection between produce and their cancer-protecting properties. Studies are still in their infancy but seem to suggest that the best way to prevent some cancers is to include a diet rich in fruit and vegetables at an early age that may protect an individual against cancer years later.
Avatar f tn Previous randomized trials of statin use for lowering cholesterol have shown, on average, significant reduction in strokes in both primary and secondary prevention of about 15 to 30%. Hence the 27% reduction in stroke incidence is in keeping with the prior observations. iv.Prevention of stroke and dementia with statins: Effects beyond lipid lowering. 4 The epidemiological association between elevated serum cholesterol and stroke risk is controversial.
177275 tn?1511758844 In 1976, Dr Ernst Wynder, founding president of the American Health Foundation and founding editor of the journal Preventive Medicine, stated that “It should be the function of medicine to help people die young…as late in life as possible.”1 However, medicine in general, and ophthalmology in specific, are disease-oriented disciplines. In the former case, this is due to the fact that “Disease is a living experience for the man of flesh and bone. In contrast, health is a disembodied concept.
Avatar n tn Like Mumita said, they can't make her do anything that she doesn't want to do HOWEVER I am under the impression that babies born with this condition have no chance of survival. They might be born alive but they would not survive for long.
Avatar m tn We have him in a special behavioral school with about 13 kids in his class and after school there is a program we get for free due to our financial situation that keeps him untill for a few more hours. Today, he was unlike any other nicholas. He started cursing telling us to go "you know what" ourselves. He started banging and we asked him to stop and he refused. He started screaming and we tried to reason with him but he just kept saying "cool" after every word we said.
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Avatar n tn I have always wondered if the virus travels through the bodyin some people creating damage before it settles in the liver. I have had 2 transfusions in the 80's(babies) but they told me it wasn't then. Hard time believing this medical system. What do you think about the travelling virus idea? I've obviously spent too much time thinking about it. By the way, life is good. It just took a while to get here.
148588 tn?1465782409 There were 141 pipeline leaks reported in North Dakota in 2012, 99 of which spilled about 8,000 barrels of saltwater. About 6,150 barrels of the spilled saltwater was recovered, state regulators said. Fort Berthold Indian Reservation plays a key role in the state's oil production, the second-highest in the nation. The reservation currently represents more than 300,000 of North Dakota's 1 million barrels of oil produced daily, according to the state's Department of Mineral Resources.
147426 tn?1317269232 My neuro dx'd me with MS, as I had had at least 2 major attacks (I also was experiencing tingling in my feet) several months apart. The MRI either wasn't all that important to him, or because it was in it's infancy, he possibly felt there were lesions the MRI couldn't detect. I then went on to have more symptoms - trigeminal neuralgia, spasticity of the calves, numbness of the face, and on and on it goes. And then the BIG ONE.
Avatar f tn I have a cousin named Olivia I think its a pretty name. I had everyone in my family and my husbands family tell me I couldn't name my first born phoenix but that didn't stop me.
Avatar f tn Understand the first paragraph to mean that there is evidence of several small areas of damage in the frontal lobe which may have been caused by either injury or stroke. The damage is not consistent with what might be expected in a premature infant. And the second as an attempt to describe the condition of her eye and possible causes for that. Yes, no, sort of? Should this be considered "proof" of a TBI for the school's purposes in getting her special ed services?
148691 tn?1260198503 30 (my end of day) and when I got there there were a couple of things: Her paci was in the floor...., she was left sitting up on the floor without any pillows behind her (she still falls backwards and hits her head, and Jessica knows this), and the sitter told me she had a VERY rough afternoon. That she cried for about 45 minutes straight!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT!?!?!?!?!?!!? 45 FREAKING MINUTES?????????????? why didn't I receive a call?!!?!?!?!?! Ok, so back up Vanessa....... (I thought), the paci...