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Cataract in eyes, hearing loss, fluid in ear drums, speech problem & pulmonary valve leakage

I have a concern about my adopted grandaughter. She has been told she is forming cataracts in her eyes, she is 5. She also has a moderate hearing loss and a big build up of fluid behind her ear drums. Her speech patterns are poor. She was also born with a small pulmanary valve which was repaired at birth, it is now leaking. All these things together seem to be some type of pattern or just poor genetics . She is a sweet loving little girl and I am not sure what to worry about first. She doesn t have allergies so that is one good thing. What next?
Asked On : Thu, 3 May 2012
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Dear user,

The pattern that you are looking for can be easily discerned from the history. She appears to be affected by the rubella virus before she was born. These are symptoms of congenital rubella syndrome. Do search for this term on any web-search.

There is no cure for this. If cataracts do occur, you need to remove them. Deafness would be irreversible. She will need life-long support.
Answered: Fri, 14 Jun 2013
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