Effects Of Congenital Insensitivity To Pain

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This disorder is when someone cannot and never has had the ability to perceive or feel any sort of pain done to their body. People with Congenital Insensitivity to Pain although unable to feel pain, can feel the difference between hot, cold, and dull and sharp, but cannot feel if something is burning them. People with this disorder also have very overt autonomic symptoms, so they tend to show a lot of their actions that are supposed to be involuntary. Congenital Insensitivity is a genetically transmitted disorder, also known as hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy type four. When both parents carry the gene mutation, there is a 25% chance the child will inherit the disorder during the pregnancy of the mother. Congenital insensitivity …show more content…
If there is a parent with an autosomal recessive condition, that person carries a copy of the mutated gene, but the parent does not typically show signs of any particular symptoms. Children with Congenital Insensitivity to Pain show most of the symptoms on the outside, from their actions. These people are seen as lucky, but having this condition is shown that it is the opposite of lucky. There have been children that bite their tongue, and since they do not perceive any pain, they don’t realize they are practically chewing it off. Children have had to have their teeth taken out so they do not harm themselves, like their tongue or their fingers. Occasionally kids pick at their eyes, unaware of that they are damaging their eyes severely, and in some cases the eye must be taken out because the damage done has gone too …show more content…
Naloxone is known to be used for people with CIP for treating the disorder, and the medication does contain side effects: impairing thinking/actions, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach aches, fever, weakness, body aches, sweating, shivering, heart beating fast, increase in blood pressure, nervous feeling, goosebumps, yawning, and a runny nose. Side effects of the medication in a baby that is less than 4 weeks old, side effects of naloxone are crying, seizures, intense reflexes, or stiffness in the

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