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what is treatment of encephalopathy?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Varies: Encephalopathy merely means abnormal brain function, and causes are numerous. Epilepsy may respond to medications or vns units. Cognitive issues may benefit from memory enhancing drugs, infections from antibiotics. Medications and toxic exposures can cause encephalopathy, and some cancers cause as a para-neoplastic phenomenon. Treatment varies.

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What are the indications someone has wernicke's encephalopathy?

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Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology 17 years experience
The three Ws: The classical triad of wernickes is mental status changes, gait ataxia (discoordination), and incontinence. That being said, the majority of patients with wernickes do not display this triad, and as such we will often treat them empirically with thiamine, especially if they have a history of nutritional compromise.
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Is there an effective treatment for wernicke's encephalopathy?

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Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology 17 years experience
Thiamine: High doses of thiamine can help treat wernickes in the early stages. Once it has advanced, however, the disease is no longer totally reversible.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What is that chronic encephalopathy condition of football players?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Same as in boxers..: ...And soccer players: a cumulative result of many small hemorrhages and tears within the brain from repeated trauma. Can present as early parkinson's disease, memory problems, or trouble with emotional lability.
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How is bovine spongiform encephalopathy cured?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
It isn't: This is a disease of cattle (mad cow disease) that is fatal to them and may cause a variant of creutzfeldt-jakob disease in humans which has no cure and is also fatal.
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What is transmissible spongiform encephalopathies what are the treatments?

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Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 16 years experience
Prion diseases. : Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (tses) are disease that affect the brain and nervous system. They are caused by unique pathogens called prions, which are abnormally folded proteins. Scrapie, bovine spongiform encephalopathy ("mad cow disease"), and kuru are examples. There is no approved treatments, but vaccines, gene therapies, and custom peptides are being investigated.

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