Possible Causes for Learning Disabilities in USA

  • Dementia
    Learning Disabilities

    Alzheimer disease is the most common form of dementia. The etiology of AD remains, in large part, unresolved, however, RORA (Retinoic Acid Receptor-related Orphan Receptor) emerges as a gene with a probable central role in the AD pathology/etiology. The main reversible causes of dementia include vitamin B12…[1]

  • Klinefelter Syndrome
    Learning Disabilities

    About 70% of patients have minor developmental and learning disabilities. […] These co-morbidities include increased risk for diabetes, cardiovascular events, and osteoporosis, as well as developmental delays, mild retardation, learning disabilities […] Complications of Klinefelter syndrome include osteoporosis, increased cardiovascular risk, mild to moderate developmental and learning disabilities, and increased psychosocial[2]

  • Dandy-Walker Syndrome
    Learning Disabilities

    Up to half of affected individuals have intellectual disability that ranges from mild to severe, and those with normal intelligence may have learning disabilities.[3]

  • Attention Deficit Disorder
    Learning Disabilities

    Associated mental health problems include: depression, anxiety disorder, and learning disabilities. […] Learning disabilities can include developmental speech and language disorders and academic skills disorders. […] ADHD, however, is not considered a learning disability, but it very frequently causes academic difficulties.[4]

  • Tuberous Sclerosis
    Learning Disabilities

    Prior to this, the diagnosis of TSC was largely restricted to severely affected individuals with Vogt's triad of learning disability, seizures, and facial angiofibroma. […] The prognosis for individuals with TSC depends on the severity of symptoms, which range from mild skin abnormalities to varying degrees of learning disabilities and epilepsy[5]

  • Prader-Willi Syndrome
    Learning Disabilities

    Curfs and Fryns (1992) conducted research into the varying degrees of learning disability found in PWS.[6]

  • Turner Syndrome
    Learning Disabilities

    A standard 30-cell karyotype analysis is required for diagnosis of Turner syndrome, in order to exclude mosaicism. Patients with Turner syndrome should be investigated for the presence of Y chromosomal material using a Y-centromeric probe. Malignant gonadoblastomas or testicular tissue might be seen in these…[7]

  • Gaucher Disease
    Learning Disabilities

    Although the diagnosis can't be made solely on physical signs, a clinical suspicion toward this condition should be made in patients where other causes have been excluded, such as lymphomas and leukemias, as well as other lysosomal storage diseases that have a similar clinical presentation. Workup starts with a…[8]

  • Meningeal Plague
    Learning Disabilities
  • Iodine Deficiency Goiter
    Learning Disabilities

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References

  1. Dementia, Symptoma
  2. Klinefelter Syndrome, Symptoma
  3. Wikipedia: Dandy–Walker syndrome, CC-BY-SA-3.0
  4. Wikipedia: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, CC-BY-SA-3.0
  5. Wikipedia: Tuberous sclerosis, CC-BY-SA-3.0
  6. Wikipedia: Prader–Willi syndrome, CC-BY-SA-3.0
  7. Turner Syndrome, Symptoma
  8. Gaucher Disease, Symptoma