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Can a head injury with brain damage lead to multiple sclerosis?

Can a head injury with brain damage lead to multiple sclerosis?

No: Ms is at this point considered to be an immune related condition. The cause of MS unfortunately less understood: most neuroscientist feel that the immune system ("body police") attack the brain. This is reflected in the highly efficacious MS therapy available such as interferons, cop axone and tysabri (natalizumab). ...Read more

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Dr. Vasu Brown
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Brain Damage (Definition)

Anything that disrupts tissue integrity can cause brain damage: lack of or reduced oxygen (stroke), viamin deficiency, pressure (hydrocephalus, or, bleeding or tumor inside the skull), blunt or penetrating trauma; infection; inflammation (immune system mediated or otherwise); toxins (alcohol, ecstasy, lead, mercury, arsenic, to name but a few); diseases (ms, diabetes, ...Read more


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Can a brain injury/brain damage lead to incontinence?

Can a brain injury/brain damage lead to incontinence?

Yes: The damage may cause the patient to fail to void "normally". This can be caused by several mechanisms having to do with the injury. ...Read more

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Can a brain injury cause dysarthria?

Can a brain injury cause dysarthria?

Yes: Damage to the area of the brain that controls the muscles of speech and swallowing can cause dysarthria. ...Read more

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Could any sort of head injury/brain damage cause multiple sclerosis?

Could any sort of head injury/brain damage cause multiple sclerosis?

No, trauma does not : Cause ms. Rather it is a disease in those who possess a genetic susceptibility, brought to clinical attention by environmental causes, and this sequence evolves into an autoimmune process. Injury may seem to worsen ms, but this represents an additive damage, not a cause. ...Read more

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Can having a stiff neck lead to brain damage?

Can having a stiff neck lead to brain damage?

A stiff neck is ...: Most likely related to muscular strain in the neck muscles and not to the central nervous system unless the stiff neck is associated with fever, headache, nausea and vomiting and confusion. If bacterial meningitis is present, brain damage could occur but not necessarily so. ...Read more

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Can a head injury cause schizophrenia?

Can a head injury cause schizophrenia?

No: Head injuries can cause agitation, memory loss, personality change, difficulty concentrating, poor sleep, lack of motivation, headaches. A head injury does not cause schizophrenia, which commonly causes paranoia, delusions, and hallucinations. ...Read more

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Can the damage done to your brain from multiple sclerosis drive you insane?

Can the damage done to your brain from multiple sclerosis drive you insane?

Possible: Most commonly, see cognitive problems, depression, or even euphoria. Pseudo-bulbar affect disorders, such as labile crying is inappropriate behavior, but not really psychosis. However, some pts do need treatment with anti-psychotic meds when they possess psychiatric co-morbidities. ...Read more

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Can brain inflammation like encephalitis lead to a brain tumor later?

Can brain inflammation like encephalitis lead to a brain tumor later?

No: Inflammation of the brain is not a general precursor to brain tumors. Occasional brain tumors such as lymphomas, may present with an inflammatory picture. ...Read more

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Can stress or further head trauma cause the symptoms of cerebral palsy to get worse?

Can stress or further head trauma cause the symptoms of cerebral palsy to get worse?

No: The morbidity & mortality of cerebral palsy relate to the severity of the condition & concomitant medical complications, such as respiratory and gastrointestinal difficulties. In patients with quadriplegia, the likelihood of epilepsy, extrapyramidal abnormalities, and severe cognitive impairment is greater than in those with diplegia or hemiplegia. Bottom line: severity of CP may increase risk. ...Read more

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Can a frontal lobe brain injury cause MS ?

Can a frontal lobe brain injury cause MS ?

Probably not : The exact cause of multiple sclerosis is not well understood. However, researchers have looked at a link between brain injury and ms. It is a very weak relationship. About 1 person in 5000 who has a brain injury may get ms, so i wouldn't worry too much about it. ...Read more

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Can an untreated swollen spinal cord cause same symptoms as multiple sclerosis and if so can the nerve damage and muscle weakness be made better?

Can an untreated swollen spinal cord cause same symptoms as multiple sclerosis and if so can the nerve damage and muscle weakness be made better?

Perhaps: Spinal cord swelling can be secondary to variety of causes, such as neuromyelitis optica, trauma, MS, tumors, and could cause localized symptoms indistinguishable from your MS. (Have you had an anti-aquaporin 4 test?) Typically might treat with steroids, but this would make your diabetes temporarily worse. Acthar might create a lesser complication. Check for NMO prior to starting MS med. ...Read more

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Could repeated head injuries causing damage to intelligence?

Could repeated head injuries causing damage to intelligence?

Yes: Head trauma and resultant traumatic brain injury can certainly cause deficits in cognition and behavior. The impact of injury duration, frequency, and intensity on the level of cognitive decline is an area of research that is actively being investigated. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/traumaticbraininjury.html ...Read more

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How often after the stroke or other brain injury can cmit/ciat work?

How often after the stroke or other brain injury can cmit/ciat work?

Can u explain: Can you explain the terms cmit/ciat - i will post the answer to your question - i did not want to presume. Thank you. ...Read more

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Can a head injury cause or hasten Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia?

Can a head injury cause or hasten Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia?

The immediate effects of a head injury can include dementia symptoms, such as confusion, memory loss, and changes in speech, vision and personality: Depending on the severity of your injury, these symptoms may clear up quickly, last a long time or never go away completely. However, such symptoms that begin soon after your injury generally don't get worse over time as happens with Alzheimer's disease. Certain types of head injuries, however, may increase your risk of developing Alzheimer's disease or other dementias later in life. The greatest increase in future dementia risk seems to occur after a severe head injury that knocks you out for more than 24 hours. A moderately serious head injury that causes unconsciousness for more than 30 minutes, but less than 24 hours, also seems to increase risk to a smaller extent. There's no evidence that a single mild head injury that doesn't knock you out, or that knocks you out for less than 30 minutes, increases your risk of dementia. However, repeated mild injuries may increase risk of future problems with thinking and reasoning. You're likely at greatest risk of developing dementia or Alzheimer's later in life, post-head injury, if you also have other risk factors. For example, carrying one form of the apolipoprotein E (APOE) gene increases the risk of Alzheimer's in any individual. It's important to note that many people who sustain a severe head injury never develop Alzheimer's disease or later dementia. More research is needed to understand the link. ...Read more

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Could an injury to the spinal cord cause mental damage?

Could an injury to the spinal cord cause mental damage?

Also watch for meds: Agree with excellent answer above. Additionally, many of the medications used for spinal cord injuries (especially pain medicines and muscle relaxants) can cause cognitive issues. ...Read more

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Can brain injury lead to autism?

Can brain injury lead to autism?

Not by definition: A brain injury under the age of three, would fit the research definition as a cause of cerebral palsy and any associated limitations would be part of it. After three, the limitations would be brain injury related. The complex interplay of language, social and other features of autism do not fit a the pattern of an injury as it affects too many different areas of the brain at the same time. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Sclerosis (Definition)

We neurologists employ the term to describe localized damage involving the central nervous system, and sclerosis means scarring. If in many areas, might be multiple sclerosis. If affecting the motor nerve cell, ...Read more


Dr. John Landi
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more