Results for - Medical "Zebras"

2,313 voters participated in this survey

Medical students are sometimes told, "If you hear hoofbeats, look for horses, not zebras". In medical practice, common ailments are more frequent. But I know people who have or had these unusual zebra ailments. Sometimes diagnosis was delayed. I'm sorry the topic is not more upbeat, but I created this survey to inform, in the belief that knowledge is power.

1. Eclampsia is a life-threatening complication of pregnancy characterized by high blood pressure and the presence of protein in urine. The pregnant woman can suffer seizures or coma. It can result in the death of the mother and/or the baby. (Viewers of "Downton Abby" might remember this was what caused the death of fictional character Lady Sybil.) Are you familiar with this ailment?

Yes, I have/had this.
5%
108 votes
Yes, I know someone who has/had this.
10%
236 votes
Yes, I have heard of this.
33%
767 votes
I'm not sure.
6%
145 votes
No, I never heard of this.
35%
810 votes
N/A
13%
295 votes

2. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is a chronic condition that causes continuous, intense pain that may spread throughout the entire body. CRPS sometimes develops after an injury to an arm or leg. The pain from CRPS is excruciating. Are you familiar with this ailment?

Yes, I have/had this.
3%
72 votes
Yes, I know someone who has/had this.
4%
81 votes
Yes, I have heard of this.
9%
201 votes
I'm not sure.
9%
214 votes
No, I never heard of this.
64%
1,472 votes
N/A
13%
291 votes

3. Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocystosis is a disease of the body's defense system that usually occurs in infants and small children, but can be found in adults. HLH is a life-threatening condition caused by an overactive, abnormal response of the immune system that causes organ damage. If drug treatments prove ineffective, sometimes doctors perform a stem cell transplant to try to save the patient. Are you familiar with this ailment?

Yes, I have/had this.
2%
46 votes
Yes, I know someone who has/had this.
2%
52 votes
Yes, I have heard of this.
8%
189 votes
I'm not sure.
9%
201 votes
No, I never heard of this.
67%
1,543 votes
N/A
13%
290 votes

4. Buerger's Disease is a rare condition in which vessels in arms and legs become inflamed and can become blocked with blood clots. The damage to tissue can lead to gangrene which could require amputation. Most patients diagnosed with Buerger's Disease use tobacco products. Are you familiar with this ailment?

Yes, I have/had this.
2%
47 votes
Yes, I know someone who has/had this.
3%
63 votes
Yes, I have heard of this.
12%
266 votes
I'm not sure.
9%
212 votes
No, I never heard of this.
63%
1,442 votes
N/A
13%
291 votes
09/26/2021 Health & Fitness 2313 23 By: sylviefb
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