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    depressed, need MTHFR info/advice

    Does anyone know anything about dental care for a child who's a carrier of one mutation (c) of MTHFR?
    I heard that nitrous oxide has caused some fatalities in children who are carriers. My child's dentist refuses to see him without this information, and the pediatrician knows nothing about this.
    I was just informed today that my child is a carrier. I spent over an hour crying that I caused him to have this........


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    first off, find out is he has one mutation or 2. If it is present a multiple sites on the gene, that is the most severe form. I thought all mthfr had to do w/ was late pg loss.

    I'm sorry about this news.
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    Shef,
    I have heard that data about the nitrous oxide. I'm actually in the process of seeing a hematologist because I have mediterranean anemia that 2 of my kids carry. Also having tested + for the one C mthfr mutation I am concerned it could be passed to the kids. The ped. says 1 and 4 chance so I have to get the information when I see this dr. but that's not until August. I would ask your ped to send you to a hematologist who would be the specialist I believe you should see.


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    I think my DS has one mutation (c) on one gene.
    I asked for the name of a pediatric hematologist, and the name I was given was someone we had already seen. That doctor knows NOTHING about this mutation. NOTHING.
    I'm at such a loss.
    I think I just have to call EVERY hematologist in the tri-state area to find someone who knows something.
    My general practitioner is also a hematologist, and she too knows nothing about this.
    How can this be that no one knows anything, and these are the specialists in this field??????????????????
    Meanwhile, our pediatrician is reluctant to give a medical clearance letter for the dentist without further researching this condition. So, my DS is forced to wait further to see the dentist.


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    Shef where do you live?
    I guess my question is how did you find the C gene? I mean who diagnosed this? That is the person I would go back to and they have to be networked in the medical community to know someone who you can see. I would hope the hematologist I see knows about this condition. GEEZ they are supposed to be the specialists and need to stay up-to-date on this stuff!


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