Possible Causes for Language Development Disorder in USA

  • Dementia
    Speech and Language Abnormalities

    Dementia is a loss of cognitive abilities severe enough to interfere with normal activities of daily living. It is most common in elderly individuals, with advancing age being the strongest risk factor. The most common cause of dementia is Alzheimer disease (AD), but there are numerous other known causes. Most types…[1]

  • Prader-Willi Syndrome
    Delayed Speech and Language Development Delayed Development of Motor Skills

    Prader–Willi syndrome is a rare, genetic disorder characterized especially by failure to thrive, short stature, mental retardation, hypotonia, functionally deficient gonads, and obesity. The presentation of Prader-Willi syndrome depends upon the age of the patient. In fetal life: Reduced fetal movements and abnormal…[2]

  • Mucopolysaccharidosis 2
    Delayed Speech and Language Development Delayed Growth and Development

    Mucopolysaccharidosis type II (MPS 2), also known as Hunter syndrome, is a rare X-linked recessive disorder caused by deficiency of the lysosomal enzyme iduronate sulfatase. Mucopolysaccharidosis 2 presents with a progressive multisystem involvement due to glycosaminoglycan accumulation in virtually all tissues and…[3]

  • Mucopolysaccharidosis 7
    Speech and Language Abnormalities Delayed Speech and Language Development
  • Propionic Acidemia
    Speech and Language Abnormalities Delayed Speech and Language Development Delayed Development of Motor Skills

    Propionic acidemia is a rare metabolic disorder characterized by an accumulation of propionyl acids in blood, tissues, and urine. This condition interferes with other metabolic processes and may cause life-threatening ketoacidosis, cardiomyopathy, and encephalopathy. Neonatal-onset PA largely resembles hyperammonemic…[4]

  • Pallister W Syndrome
    Delayed Speech and Language Development
  • Episodic Ataxia
    Speech and Language Abnormalities

    Episodic ataxia (EA) is an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by sporadic bouts of ataxia (severe discoordination) with or without myokymia (continuous muscle movement). There are seven types recognised but the majority are due to two recognized entities. Ataxia can be provoked by stress, startle, or…[5]

  • Alzheimer Disease
    Speech and Language Abnormalities

    Alzheimer disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disorder with uncertain cause and pathogenesis which mainly presents itself as impaired selective memory resulting in serious problems for social and occupational life. AD is a typical disorder of senility whose risk increases exponentially with age. It is very rare under…[6]

  • Cleft Palate
    Speech and Language Abnormalities

    Cleft palate is a common congenital craniofacial anomaly. The clinical features of cleft palate are due to an open hole between the nasal cavity and the oral cavity. During speech, there is entry of air into the nasal cavity which leads to a nasal quality in the voice. There are also other speech problems such as…[7]

  • Insulinoma
    Speech and Language Abnormalities

    Insulinomas are the most common endocrine tumors of the pancreas. The main clinical manifestation of an insulinoma is fasting hypoglycemia. Symptoms are insidious and can mimick various central nervous system disorders, like epilepsy and psychiatric disorders. The presentation is characterized by the Whipple triad in…[8]

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  1. Dementia, Symptoma
  2. Prader-Willi Syndrome, Symptoma
  3. Mucopolysaccharidosis 2, Symptoma
  4. Propionic Acidemia, Symptoma
  5. Wikipedia: Episodic ataxia, CC-BY-SA-3.0
  6. Alzheimer Disease, Symptoma
  7. Cleft Palate, Symptoma
  8. Insulinoma, Symptoma