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Inheritance of beals syndrome - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Answered : 40 Questions
Doctor :   hello
User :   hi
Doctor :  
how can i help u??
User :   are you familiar with beals syndrom?
Doctor :  
yes tell me
Doctor :  
what do u want know abt beals syndrome
User :   what are the odds of my children inheriting it from me?
User :   I have beals syndrom?
Doctor :  
ok
User :   or my friend does
Doctor :  
u want to know the probability of ur kid getting beals syndrome??
User :   yes
Doctor :  
ok
User :   will they be free from getting the disease from me ?
User :   or syndrome
User :   sorry?
Doctor :   this beals syndrome ia an autosomal dominant disorder
User :   which means that only I will have it correct?
Doctor :  
no
Doctor :  
i will xplain u in detail....gimmie 2 min time ...i will send an other patient whom i m chatting with so that i can xplain u ..in detail
User :   ok I will be here?
Doctor :   yes
User :   As long as you promise to answer all my questions?
Doctor :  
sure
Doctor :  
r u there
User :   yes
Doctor :   can u tell me ur details
Doctor :  
like age /sex/marital status
User :   he's 27 m and single
User :   what does all this have to do with beals disease?
Doctor :   if he is marrying a girl who is normal...the chances of childrens getting beals disease is 50 percents
User :   so he needs to keep his stable limited if he wants to reduce his chances correct?
Doctor :   which means among 2 kids one will be effected
User :   He also has congenital contractures aractnodactly
User :   forgive me for spelling but cca for short
Doctor :  
ya beals disease is also called as CCA..it is not two differnt disease
User :   can you explain more about this similarity because the drs that I went to told me that they were different
User :   or told him
Doctor :   no ways beals disease is other wise called as congenital contractural arachnodactaly..which means there is multiple contractures at his joints
Doctor :   especially at elbow,knee and finger joints

User :   hands down hes said your rightr
User :   and his dr is a schmuck if you ask me
User :   he's complaining about his knee right now
User :   anything else you can tell us about treatment perhaps
Doctor :   yes this is a very rare congenital disorder...

User :   so treatments or research that might be under
Doctor :  
yes first thing to do is ...cardiac and ophthalmic examinations as some times beals disease may have some cardiac abnormalities
Doctor :  
till date there is no permanent cure for beals disease..gene replacement therapy is the only way which is under trial...
User :   and secondly my mom has chronic folliculitis, can you please explain a brief description of this inflamation and can you offer some treatment options for this as well
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :  
is everything clear about beals disease??
Doctor :  
r u satisfied??
User :   no will come back too that. But for now moms up
User :   and this is my account
Doctor :  
ok
User :   I might have some questions too
User :   AAAAAAA
User :   me
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
chronic follicultis is an infection of hair follicles by bacteria
Doctor :  
wats ur moms age??
User :   36 and again please explain so that I can explain
Doctor :  
sure
Doctor :  
wats her occupation??
User :   a clerk at the housing authority
Doctor :  
is she having any pain,redness/oedema??
Doctor :  
r u there??
User :   yes
Doctor :  
ok
User :   no pain \
User :   not right now
Doctor :  
did she see any doctor??
User :   why?
User :   yes she's seen a doctor and shes done everything and it's still chronic
Doctor :  
i want to know entire history of the patient
Doctor :  
is she taking any treatment now??
User :   It sarted eight years ago and she thought it was a change in climate
User :   no treatments now
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
first thing is chronic folliculitis is infection of hair follicle
Doctor :  
it is mainly due to improper hygine
User :   why do you say that?
Doctor :   i dint get u
User :   The problem is only from her waist to the bottom of her breast
Doctor :   ok
User :   its nowhere else
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
any nodules ??
User :   none at the present
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
first thing is get one povidineiodine/chlorhexidine solution and clean that area thoroughly atleast 2 times [per day
User :   inother words please
Doctor :  
is she a diabetic??
User :   yes
Doctor :   okkk

Doctor :  
then diabetic patients are more prone to folliculitis
User :   and thier some special cream that we can get
Doctor :   u clean that area with povidineiodine solution
User :   what is that over the counter
User :   and can you contract this inflamation
Doctor :  
we will get povidineoiodine solution over the counter
Doctor :  
and get clarithromycin ointment and apply over the lesions
User :   ok
Doctor :  
and control her diabetes
User :   I'm going to put my mom n real quick I have to run to the store
User :   I can trust her with my account
User :   dont worry
User :   she wants to ask you some questions anyway
Doctor :  
she is getting folliculitis again aand again because of diabetes
User :   I'll AAAAAAA will be right back
Doctor :  
ok
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