Improving endometriosis diagnosis through research and awareness

Along with the growing awareness about endometriosis and how many women it affects, researchers have also been working to better understand the disease and its symptoms, so they can improve diagnosis and treatment—and ultimately find a cure.

NIH MedlinePlus magazine spoke with Lisa Halvorson, M.D., chief, Gynecological Health and Disease branch of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). Dr. Halvorson discussed the latest endometriosis research and goals for future treatments.  

What prompted NICHD

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Kawasaki Disease: Signs, Symptoms & Diagnosis

James J. Latham

What are the symptoms?
Kawasaki disease (KD) is diagnosed when a patient runs a fever of 101°F – 104°F and above for at least five days. (If the fever isn’t treated, it can last up to 11 days.) The fever is accompanied by at least four of the following five symptoms:

  • A rash over the torso, especially in the groin area.
  • Redness and swelling of the palms and soles of the feet when the illness starts. Light peeling of the skin on the fingertips and toes occurs in the second and third weeks. Larger pieces of skin can peel off
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Testing & Diagnosis – Cure SMA

James J. Latham

When a baby is born, a small blood sample is taken. This sample is then screened for a range of genetic situations. In 2018, some states began screening infants for SMA. If a newborn screening result is positive for SMA, abide by-up screening is required to affirm the analysis.

New child screening permits an toddler to start off treatment before indications look, when study indicates it may possibly be most successful. For additional information and facts on what to do about a positive SMA monitor, take a look at our New child Screening Q&A.

The moment your baby has been

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