Navigation Links
A Mother Passes On A Rare, Terminal Brain Disease To Her Three Children

Scott and Nicola Smith of Leicester parents of six-year-old Callum Smith were told their son was suffering from the incurable disorder Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) a month ago//. The news they were dreading to hear came true yesterday with reports indicating that her other two sons, eight year old Connor, and five year old Jack too have the disease.

People who suffer from this rare condition are nearly always male who lose sight, hearing, and the ability to walk or talk and most die before adulthood. Mrs. Smith was told that the boys inherited the disease through a recessive gene that she had been carrying all her life without knowing it.

Shocked and anguished Mrs. Smith has said: ‘we can't believe this is happening. We always knew there was a chance Connor and Jack would have it but we prayed and hoped they would escape it’. She explained that this was the worst possible scene, and that no amount of reassurance from people could help, as she said: ‘when we already have one very sick boy and then find out our other two are facing the same illness, it's hard to be strong.’

The ALD attacks the brain and central nervous system. It is estimated that between one in every 20,000 and one in every 42,000 people, mostly male, are diagnosed with varying degrees of the disease. Experts say that it is almost unheard of to have three patients in one family.

Mrs. Smith said that right now all three boys appear normal but she and her husband Scott, have started seeing the signs of brain damage in Callum and that it was horrible to watch him suffer.

Dr Jayaprakash Gosalakkal, the consultant pediatric neurologist treating the brothers at Leicester Royal Infirmary, said: that they are exploring the possibility of bone marrow transplants and also the possibility of stem cell treatment. But he cautioned that the investigation is still in its very early stages.

It is reported that patients suffering from this condition
'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Mothers with periodontitis may deliver premature babies
2. Changing Partners may put Expectant Mothers at Risk
3. Link Between Mothers Depression and Violence in Children
4. Drug to stop HIV spread to babies may Indirectly harm The Mother
5. Mother’s Diet Could Prevent Cancer In Their Unborn Children
6. Mother’s Milk Stored For Long Periods Found To Have Less Antioxidant
7. Vaginal Birth After C-section Dangerous For Both Mother And Baby
8. Depressed Mothers Found To Influence Their Child’s Behavio
9. Mothers diet in pregnancy and after can prevent daughter’s breast cancer
10. Revolutionary Simple Pregnancy Blood Test Can Save Both Mother And Child
11. Donated Mothers Milk To Hit The Market
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Mother Passes Rare Terminal Brain Disease Her Three Children

(Date:9/19/2014)... 2014 Lipitor lawsuits ( http://www.thelipitorlawsuit.com/ ... to develop Type 2 diabetes continue to move forward ... District Court, District of South Carolina, Bernstein Liebhard LLP ... 12, 2014, discovery is underway and moving forward in ... Pfizer, Inc., the manufacturer of Lipitor, has produced millions ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... 2014 MetroMD, a leading anti-ageing clinic has ... of human health. This therapy has grown tremendously across USA ... more effective, safe and dependable. It has far reaching benefits ... to live a very healthy and active lifestyle even beyond ... therapy, a senior therapist at MetroMD said, “HGH or Human ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... Cellular therapeutics using intact cells to treat and ... in medicine but it is hindered by the inability ... destination and persistence of these cells in patients without ... a paper published September 17 in the online journal ... University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, University ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... PA (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 "I ... fear getting wrinkles due to stretching the skin around ... Anniston, Ala. "This inspired me to design a more ... EYE CONTACT LENS SYSTEM provides a quicker, easier, more ... the need to perform this task manually, saves time ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... 2014 In partnership with Raw Beauty NYC, ... part of the project’s social media efforts. StudioPMG is honored ... re-define the perception of beauty as it applies to disabled ... idea by Shelly Baer and Vanessa Silberman, who wanted to ... and beautiful. Ginny Dixon, Wendy Crawford, Susan Solman and Sabrina ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Lipitor Lawsuits Move Forward, as Discovery Proceeds in Federal Multidistrict Litigation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Lipitor Lawsuits Move Forward, as Discovery Proceeds in Federal Multidistrict Litigation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:MetroMD Announces Better HGH Therapy - the ‘God Particle’ of Human Health 2Health News:A better way to track emerging cell therapies using MRIs 2Health News:OC Healthcare Agency StudioPMG Partners with The Raw Beauty Project ™ NYC 2014 2
... 31 On April 1, the federal cigarette tax will ... pack, to fund the expansion of the State Children,s Health ... A new survey shows that the April 1st federal ... concerns for smokers and will change their current smoking habits.(2)The ...
... Health today announced that its Clinical and Medical ... off later this year as CareFusion Corporation, will ... six months and eliminate an additional 500 positions ... addition, Cardinal Health will implement cost control measures ...
... Scientific Company (ESC) is demonstrating a critical technology ... which link healthcare enterprises into the Nationwide Health ... Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference, April 5-8, 2009. ... problem healthcare enterprises face in providing interoperable, authorized ...
... testimony today before the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, ... revise school food nutrition standards so that more nutritious ... federal nutrition standards for foods sold outside of the ... updated since the late 1970s. , ...
... Infusing cells into damaged area helped restore blood flow, ... Treating a heart attack with the patients, own bone ... and may help reduce long-term complications, a new U.S. ... underwent angioplasty and stent placement after a heart attack. ...
... for dieters who face food challenges in the break room every ... shows that our resistance gets a boost after we,ve just ... a real one for many of us. It is all too ... with their desire to smoke or to drink alcohol or to ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Federal Cigarette Tax Increase and Current Economy Will Change Smoker's Habits 2Health News:Federal Cigarette Tax Increase and Current Economy Will Change Smoker's Habits 3Health News:Federal Cigarette Tax Increase and Current Economy Will Change Smoker's Habits 4Health News:Cardinal Health to Reduce Workforce to Respond to Economic Conditions 2Health News:Cardinal Health to Reduce Workforce to Respond to Economic Conditions 3Health News:Edmond Scientific Company Demonstrates RHIO/HIE Data Security and Privacy Solution for the NHIN at Annual HIMSS Conference, Chicago '09 2Health News:Mars Snackfood Urges U.S. Congress to Update National School Nutrition Standards 2Health News:Mars Snackfood Urges U.S. Congress to Update National School Nutrition Standards 3Health News:Patient's Own Stem Cells Might Treat Heart Attack 2Health News:Learning curve: Tricks to resist temptation 2
(Date:9/19/2014)... Sept. 19, 2014 The American Association for ... Design and Manufacturing has joined the AAHomecare Corporate Partner ... Harvey Diamond have been actively involved in AAHomecare ... it has quickly grown into a major global manufacturer ... Drive allows AAHomecare to increase efforts on behalf of ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... Larry J. Merlo , President and CEO ... before the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. ... to stop selling tobacco products and its leadership in driving ... "Dramatic changes in our health care system pose enormous ... has said. "CVS Health has a truly unique combination of ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... Sept. 19, 2014  Lpath, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... lipid-targeted therapeutics, announced today that it has entered ... of common stock and 3,605,042 unregistered warrants in ... for one registered share of common stock and ... of common stock will be $3.475.  The warrants ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Drive Medical Design & Manufacturing Joins AAHomecare Corporate Partner Program 2CVS Health CEO to Address National Press Club on Landmark Decision to Quit Tobacco, Leadership in Health Care Innovation 2CVS Health CEO to Address National Press Club on Landmark Decision to Quit Tobacco, Leadership in Health Care Innovation 3Lpath, Inc. Announces $12.5 Million Registered Direct Offering 2Lpath, Inc. Announces $12.5 Million Registered Direct Offering 3
... Endosurgery, Inc. announced that their newly-launched OverStitch™ Endoscopic ... first-in-human cases. OverStitch ... mimics the way physicians deploy sutures by hand.  It ... surgical standard of care through the flexible endoscope.   ...
... Oct. 28 The U.S. Food and Drug ... the treatment of adults with schizophrenia. ... http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO ) Schizophrenia affects ... 18 years and older, in a given year. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Apollo Endosurgery Completes First-in-Human Cases With New OverStitch™ Endoscopic Suturing System 2FDA Approves Latuda to Treat Schizophrenia in Adults 2
Disposable Microscissors: Horizontal, Curved...
Sharp tipped scissors with a vertical cutting action. Rounded lower edge of scissors blade minimizes unintentional engagement of retina....
Low profile, sharp-tipped scissors with a vertical cutting action. Excellent for peeling and cutting fine epiretinal membranes....
Sharp tipped scissors with a curvature of 12 mm to follow the contour of the retina. For cutting in the plane parallel to the retina, cutting membranes adherent to the retinal surface and all purpose...
Medicine Products: