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What is progressive neuro-degenerative disease or any neuro-degenerative or atrophy cerebellar diseases or mental diseases?

What is progressive neuro-degenerative disease or any neuro-degenerative or atrophy cerebellar diseases or mental diseases?

Example: Neurodegenerative illnesses that affect the cerebellum may be the different forms of multiple system atrophy, such as OPCA. Other neurodegenerative illnesses (that do not affect the cerebellum) include Alzheimers, Parkinsons, and ALS. ...Read more

Dr. Olav Jaren
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Nerve Damage (Definition)

A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more


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Is neuropathy associated with Parkinson's or msa?

Is neuropathy associated with Parkinson's or msa?

No : Peripheral neuropathy is not associated with classical parkinson's disease or msa, and would be more likely an additional co-morbidity, such as a medication reaction or vitamin deficiency. Ask your doctor to assess this situation, if present. ...Read more

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Any treatment for heriditary spastic paraparesis? Accompanied by sensory neuropathy?

Any treatment for heriditary spastic  paraparesis? Accompanied by sensory neuropathy?

Symptomatic treatmen: Hsp is a group of inherited disorders, often insidiously progressive and severe. There are no effective treatments to the underlying damage to the nerve axons so treatment is symptomatic. Baclofen, dantrolene and tinazidine may help with spasticity; oxybutinin with urinary urgency; gabapentin, Pregabalin and duloxetine for neuropathy. Vitamins, d, e and b6 may also help. Physical therapy also. ...Read more

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Mixed motor sensory peripheral neuropathy in both legs. ncs also found ulnar neuropathy both elbows. what disease can cause this?

Mixed motor sensory peripheral neuropathy in both legs. ncs also found ulnar neuropathy both elbows. what disease can cause this?

An approach: We approach peripheral neuropathy etiology by blood and urine testing, but can focus our tests based on whether this is an axonal or Schwann cell involvement, which your EMG-NCS should have indicated if done properly. Most common causes in USA are diabetes, and nutritional deficiency, associated with alcohol. Worldwide, may well be leprosy or HIV. ?Concierge? ...Read more

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Tongue fasciculations + bulbar weakness associated with fatigability from eating, prolonged talking/social interactions. Potential causes? Neurologic?

Tongue fasciculations + bulbar weakness associated with fatigability from eating, prolonged talking/social interactions. Potential causes? Neurologic?

Yes: Many possibilities come to mind but without a physcial exam and good history it is not possible to be sure. I see you have dysautonomia. Your symptoms are not due to that. They may be a form of chorea or an inflammatory process such as can occur after untreated strep infection (i.e. variant of Sydenham chorea) or MS. The fact that you have other neuropathy is concerningThese are only a few of many possibilities, however, so I would make sure that you Take this information to your neurologist right away ...Read more

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Could Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis be related in any way?

Could  Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis be related in any way?

No relationship: Both are neurological disorders, but very different in numerous ways. For example, ms affects younger pts, women outnumbering men 3 to one. Parkinson's older folks, men far more often than women, 3:1. ...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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Are there any other neurological or neuromuscular disorders besides myasthenia gravis whose symptoms can be/are worsened by taking doxycycline?

Are there any other neurological or neuromuscular disorders besides myasthenia gravis whose symptoms can be/are worsened by taking doxycycline?

Idiopathic: intracranial hypertension can be precipitated by doxycycline. There are a couple of conditions related to MG (myasthenic syndrome that may be exacerbated as well) ...Read more

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Any treatment of multifocal motor neuropathy?

Neuropathy: Treatment for multifocal motor neuropathy varies. Some individuals experience only mild, modest symptoms and require no treatment. For others, treatment generally consists of intravenous immunoglobulin (ivig) or immunosuppressive therapy with cyclophosphamide. ...Read more

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Are there any cases of aip presenting with rashes? Is it possible? What about motor weakness or numbness?

Are there any cases of aip presenting with rashes? Is it possible? What about motor weakness or numbness?

Porphiria: If referring to acute porphyria, rashes are not common, intermittent severe abdominal pain being by far the most common symptom. Neuropathy has also been described, numbness or weakness, not as common as the abdominal pain. ...Read more

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What is the progression of ALS or lou gehrigs disease?

What is the progression of ALS or lou gehrigs disease?

Specifics: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a disease of the motor nerve cell in brain and spinal cord, is progressive, irreversible, and causes muscle weakness, muscle flickering, and atrophy, in arms, legs, tongue, and leads to progressive disability, loss of ability to breathe and swallow. No cure, sole drug approved is Riluzole, which helps delay tracheostomy but not effect on weakness. ...Read more

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Are dystonia and Parkinson's disease related?

Are dystonia and Parkinson's disease related?

Basal ganglia: The area of the brain called basal ganglia has a lot of neurotransmitters like dopamine--some parkinson pt present with dystonia---when parkinson advance and people become rigid they get to be off and on--dystonic alternate with excessive movements. ...Read more

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Is multiple sclerosis progressive and fatal?

Is multiple sclerosis progressive and fatal?

Prog.disease: There is a variant form of MS that is very aggressive that can lead to coma or death. However most of the other forms do not have such a grave prognosis. If left untreated >30 % of patients will develop significant disability within 20->25 years after onset. Life expectancy is shortened only slightly, death usually results from secondary complications. ...Read more

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Is chronic diffuse sensorimotor peripheral neuropathy with predominant external & secondary demyelinative changes a long-term disability?

Is chronic diffuse sensorimotor peripheral neuropathy with predominant external & secondary demyelinative changes a long-term disability?

It can be: Sensorimotor peripheral neuropathies have many types and various causes. Some of them can be disabling, even long term in some cases. A thorough search will have to include blood tests and urine tests. In some cases spinal tab (lumbar puncture) can be necessary. In delineating the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is secondary progressive ms

What is secondary progressive ms

See below: Secondary progressive MS is a more advanced stage of relapsing remitting ms. In this stage, individuals experience fewer recognized neurological relapses, and betwen such attacks begin to accumulate measureable worsening of physical or cognitive disability. It is not a distinct form of disease, but part of the spectrum of relapsing ms. ...Read more

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Is schizophrenia related to other brain diseases such as dementia or senility?

Is schizophrenia related to other brain diseases such as dementia or senility?

Schizophrenia: Not necessarily, check with your treating doctor if you are concerned with memory difficulties. Best. ...Read more

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Constant painless calf muscle twitches is it associated with hiv infection e.g. peripheral neurological types symptom that affect muscles and nerves ?

Constant painless calf muscle twitches is it associated with hiv infection e.g. peripheral neurological types symptom that affect muscles and nerves ?

Not really...: Neuropathy and twitching are two different things which are not necessarily linked together. Symptoms of neuropathy include numbness in feet, burning sensation, problem with balance, etc. Twitching on the other hand can happen from a lot of different reasons such as stress, benign fasciculations or with more serious pathology involving the anterior horn cells such as ALS, Polio, etc. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Neuropathy (Definition)

A condition in which a person experiences weakness, numbness, and pain from nerve damage, usually in ...Read more


Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Nerve Pain (Definition)

Neuralgia is a sharp, shocking pain that follows the path of a nerve and is due to irritation or ...Read more