Abigail

 
 

Diagnosed in 2002
"Congenital CMV"

She tested positive at birth but Parents were never told.
http://www.bcm.edu/pedi/infect/cmv/ 
Symptoms of the above diagnosis

Features & Characteristics

 
Build / Stature
- Small body size
Head
- Microcephaly
- Some form of indention on top of head.
Ears
- Ear malformations
- Chronic serous otitis and tube placement due to that
- Mild cond. hearing loss bilaterally

Eyes
- Strabismus and hyperopia
- Epicantha
 
Nose
- The nasal bridge is broad and appears flat.
Skin
- Single Crease in palm of hands-cafe-au-lait spot
 
Hair
- Very thin, scanty hair
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Long Eyelashes
Nail
- Underdeveloped nails
Spine
- Pilonidal dimple at the base of her spine
Alimentary Tract
- Swallowing problems
- GE Reflux
Cardiac
- Heart murmur
Spleen / Pancreas
- Enlarged Spleen and Liver resolved by age 1
Immune System
- Pneumonia
Hematological System
- Low blood Count resolved by age 1
Neurological Structural
- Intracranial calcifications
Neurological Functional
- Tremors
- Severe developmental and physical delays
- Seizures
, Epilepsy
- Poor muscle tone
- Short attention span
Misc.
- Drools (It has gotten better)
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Easily upset
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Mild hyperteloris
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Voice is high-pitched
- Hyperactive
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Delayed potty training
- Sucks on fingers and puts things in her mouth.  (We are trying to break her from sucking her fingers)
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Will through temper tantrums over nothing (Often she will wake up in the morning crying for no apparent reason).
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Lies, will say that people or animals have hit her
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Easily excitable, tends to flap her hands when excited.
-Inappropriate behavior towards strangers. (Hugging, kissing, etc.)
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Outburst of laughter, kind of like a hackle.  Neurologist thinks it may be seizures or symptom of Angelman Syndrome, we are not sure at this time.
- Uplifted, flexed arm position during running

Contact: Karrie mom to Abigail MPWife00@yahoo.com
Find out more about Abigail:
http://www.clik.to/abigail

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