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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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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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Head injury from short fall, doctor diagnosed multiple sclerosis, given 3 doses of Rituximab, is the diagnosis and medication correct ?

Head injury from short fall, doctor diagnosed multiple sclerosis,  given 3 doses of Rituximab, is the diagnosis and medication correct ?

See below: The diagnosis of MS can be rather complex, as several other entities need to be excluded, and the MS does need confirmation. But assuming diagnosis is correct, the drug Rituxamab would actually be a rather terrific choice. Cannot confirm your diagnosis based on information provided. ...Read more

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I have healthanxiety, year before i had head injury, consulted doc and took ctscan was normal, i fear i may have a brain damage can it happen year later?

I have healthanxiety, year before i had head injury, consulted doc and took ctscan was normal, i fear i may have a brain damage can it happen year later?

No: The brain injury only happens at the time of injury. Symptoms can persist like headaches, dizziness, balance issues, memory problems, attentional issues. If any of these issues are persisting, then get a neurological evaluation and possible neuropsychological testing. ...Read more

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My head is moving(nodding) involuntary since along time but it's increased nowadays..My aunt has multiple sclerosis and i'm afraid that I have it too?

My head is moving(nodding) involuntary since along time but it's increased nowadays..My aunt has multiple sclerosis and i'm afraid that I have it too?

Nonspecific: You describe a head tremor which could be due to many causes, including heredofamilial essential tremor, hyperthyroidism, issues with cerebellar brain stem connections, Wilson's disease, and medication reactions. This alone would not confirm MS, and your aunt's illness, is NOT a predictor of increased risk in you. Have a neurologist check this out. ...Read more

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Does a pericallosal lesion in the brain point towards Multiple Sclerosis? I had an MRI and there is a 7mm oval lesion on the left side...thank you

Does a pericallosal lesion in the brain point towards Multiple Sclerosis? I had an MRI and there is a 7mm oval lesion on the left side...thank you

How to address: One lesion does not confirm the diagnosis, as need scattered lesions over brain and/or spinal cord, with both older and newer areas. But if the clinical picture is consistent with MS and you have one lesion, there is an 80% chance of clinical MS within 14 yrs. Recommend repeating films in about 90 days, and maybe obtaining spinal fluid to pin down the situation.. ...Read more

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I am wondering if i may have multiple sclerosis? My symptoms are spinal pain up and down the spine, temporay paralysis, at times sharp pains on the right side of my brain.

I am wondering if i may have multiple sclerosis? My symptoms are spinal pain up and down the spine, temporay paralysis, at times sharp pains on the right side of my brain.

Not necessarily: The pain up and down spine might signify a lhermitte's but usually electrical tingling rather than full blown pain. The paralysis of ms is usually gradual and progressive over days or longer, and the pains over head may be more consistent with migraines, and perhaps some of the other symptoms associated with this also.. Could consider fibromyalgia. Long and short, see your doctor, get diagnosis. ...Read more

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When diagnosing multiple sclerosis, can your brain MRI be free of lesions, but your spine have them?

When diagnosing multiple sclerosis, can your brain MRI be free of lesions, but your spine have them?

Spinal plaques: Yes, although not common, there are situations in which the brain imaging is normal and a ms plaque could occur in the spinal cord. Myelin, the insulating material for nerves is altered and abnormal in ma plaques. ...Read more

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Is brain MRI best test for multiple sclerosis?

Is brain MRI  best test for multiple sclerosis?

Not alone.: The test is one of many used to diagnose ms. Even mris of the brain are not specific enough. The diagnosis is a compellation of tests including the lp, x-rays, and clinical presentation with a thorough exam. Electrodiagnostic tests are also used. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Brain Injury (Definition)

Brain injury is a condition in which the brain is damaged due to an injury. Brain injury often results when the head violently and suddenly hits an object or when an object deeply pierces the head. The symptoms of brain injury vary from mild to severe depending on how much the ...Read more


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