Debilitating medical conditions

Discussion in 'Medical Topics' started by Silicon Rallye, Apr 17, 2005.

  1. Silicon Rallye

    Silicon Rallye Gone West (6-14-09)

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    I can understand where the FAA is concerned with medical conditions that can result in rapid-onset of debilitation while acting as a crewmember.

    Do they consider CLL (chronic lymphocytic leukemia) to be in this class; if so, why?
     
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    bbchien Touchdown! Greaser!

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    CLL is approved on a year by year special issuance. The behavior of the illness is that it cooks silently and asymptomatically for many years- five to fifteen is common. When it finally busts loose there is about a threee month slide into crisis. I have assisted on this one once or twice. It's Special Issuable until the counts start to go nuts. :)
     
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  3. Silicon Rallye

    Silicon Rallye Gone West (6-14-09)

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    Wow, ask a question here and get a concise answer .. I'm impressed.

    Thanx much.
     
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    Dr. B is one of the best kept secrets in aviation!

    I am amazed at how he manages his time without a clone ;-)
     
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    Rats, Dan.... you just let the secret out!

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    Ooops! Where is my little Men in Black zapper?:cool: