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2 Potential Regression and Loss of Skills Causes

Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.

  1. 1.Ataxia - Telangiectasia (Louis - Bar Syndrome)

    Ataxia-Telangiectasia is a rare, brain degenerative, inherited disease causing disability. Ataxia refers to poor coordination and telangiectasia to small dilated blood vessels.

    This genetic condition is considered irreversible, but advancements in treatment options have been effective at managing symptoms.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    difficulty walking, difficulty with coordination, numbness or tingling sensations in skin, trouble swallowing, jerky, unsteady, or uncoordinated walk
    Symptoms that always occur with ataxia-telangiectasia (louis-bar syndrome):
    difficulty with coordination
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  2. 2.Chediak - Higashi Syndrome

    Chediak-Higashi syndrome affects the immune system, causing damage to cells and susceptibility to infections.

    Potentially chronic, lifelong condition.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    difficulty walking, tremor, moderate fever, jerky, unsteady, or uncoordinated walk, prolonged bleeding
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Regression and Loss of Skills

  • Q.Do you focus or fixate intensely on unusual objects or interests?
  • Q.Do you respond to the voice of your caregiver?
  • Q.Do you experience any involuntary muscle movements or postures?
  • Q.Do you perform repetitive behaviors (e.g., hand washing, ordering, mirror checking), routines, rituals (e.g., greeting rituals) or mental acts (e.g. praying, counting, comparing your appearance with that of others)?

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Regression and Loss of Skills Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced regression and loss of skills have also experienced:

    • 33% Picky Eating
    • 33% Difficulty Crawling
    • 33% Ringing in the Ears
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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