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CONGENITAL INSENSITIVITY TO PAIN

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ILGA RUSCHAK

on 5 December 2013

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Transcript of CONGENITAL INSENSITIVITY TO PAIN

CONGENITAL INSENSITIVITY TO PAIN
WHAT IS CONGENITAL INSENSIBILITY TO PAIN?
It's a disease in which a person is not able to feel (and has never felt) physical pain.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS
INDEX
1. What is congenital insensibility to pain?
2. Cause
3. How is it transmitted?
4. Signs and symptoms
5. Congenital insensibility to pain in children
6. Treatment
7. Conclusions
CAUSE
1. Mutation in the SCN9A gene
2. The absence of NaV1.7 channels
Impairs the transmission of pain
Person insensitive to pain
HOW IS IT TRANSMITTED?
The parents carry one copy of the gene but they don't show the signs of the condition.
2. The absence of NaV1.7 channels
Prevents the transmission
of pain signals
Person insensitive to pain
It's a rare condition.
It's considered a type of peripheral neuropathy.
Bone fractures, many cuts
and infections, finger and toes amputations and other traumas...
Insensitivity to pain
Insensitivity to touch
CONGENITAL INSENSIBILITY TO PAIN IN CHILDREN
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS
Insensitivity to hungry
Maintaining a regular eating schedule
Hypothermia
Insensitivity to temperature
Many cuts.
PARENTS and PATIENTS!
For parents and patients who suffer the congenital insensibility to pain because...
HEALTH EDUCATION
TREATMENT
Unfortunately there is not a cure for this type of disease.
The only thing we can do is to
prevent
!
CONCLUSIONS
Congenital insensibility to pain:
Is a genetic illness caused by a mutation.
Is a rare condition.
Is very dangerous for children.
There is not a treatment.
Health education is very important.
Oral cavity damage.
Corneal damage.
Lose teeth.
Infections.
Children with this condition often suffer:
Bone fractures.
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