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Doctor insights on: Autoimmune Limbic Encephalitis

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Which autoimmune disorder affects the nervous system?

Which autoimmune disorder affects the nervous system?

Variety: One classic is Multiple Sclerosis, another neuromyelitis optica, but brain can be affected secondarily, due to effects of pernicious anemia, lupus, rheumatological disorders, etc. ...Read more

Autoimmune (Definition)

The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in ...Read more


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Which autoimmune diseases affect the nervous system?

Many: There are numerous autoimmune disease which can involve the nervous system. My advice is to google the subject and read for yourself. ...Read more

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What are limbic encephalitis symptoms?

What are limbic encephalitis symptoms?

Limbic encephalitis: Short-term memory loss gradually is often the primary manifestation of this disease, but it may not be noticed because headache, irritability, sleep disturbance, delusions, hallucinations, agitation, seizures and psychosis tend to predominate and obscure the memory issues. ...Read more

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Can hashimoto's disease cause brain demyelinations ?

Can hashimoto's disease cause brain demyelinations ?

No: No, Hashimoto's does not cause brain demyelinations. Hashimoto's is an autoimmune thyroid dysfunction which will eventually cause hypothyroidism. During initial stage of Hashimoto's, thyroid function may remain normal or transiently elevated with self resolution. But in long term, most patient with Hashimoto's will develop hypothyroidism requiring thyroid hormone replacement ...Read more

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Which autpimmune disease affects the nervous system?

Which autpimmune disease affects the nervous system?

Several: Both primary and secondary. The classics are clearly Multiple Sclerosis, and far less common, Neuromyelitis Optica, yet, some cases of immune encephalitis, such as NMDA. Secondary problems may be encountered from Lupus, Rheumatoid, Sjogren's, Pernicious Anemia, etc. Peripheral nerves may be involved by Guillain-Barre, and Chr Inflammatory Polyneuritis. ...Read more

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What organ does the west nile virus affect?

What organ does the west nile virus affect?

Brain most commonly: The West Nile Virus mostly affects the brain within the central nervous system. When it affects the brain...it is the most common complication of West Nile....then, it's called an encephalitis. ...Read more

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Can west nile virus cause encephalitis?

Can west nile virus cause encephalitis?

Yes: West nile virus is caused by an infection transmitted via a mosquito bite. Many people may be exposed to the virus but never develop symptoms. When symptoms do develop, it is typically fever and headache although more severe symptoms may occur. The cdc has info on west nile activity nationwide: http://www.Cdc.Gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/index.Htm. ...Read more

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What is acute disseminated encephalo myelitis?

What is acute disseminated encephalo myelitis?

ADEM: Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis is a rare autoimmune disease affecting the brain & spinal cord, damaging the myelin & destroying the white matter. Symptoms are similar to Multiple sclerosis. It usually follows viral infection or vaccination. Symptoms start with fever, headaches, drowsiness, seizures. ...Read more

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Which system does multiple sclerosis attack?

Which system does multiple sclerosis attack?

MS: Initially brain and / or spinal cord. But many other systems are attached to nervous system such as; muscle causing weakness and stiffness urinary bladder causing dysfunction behavior causing mood disturbance peripheral nerves causing numbness eyes causing blindness, pain and loss of color vision balance and falls. ...Read more

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Could a virus like EBV trigger motor neuron disease could you feel the immune system attack neurons in neuron disease?

Could a virus like EBV trigger motor neuron disease could you feel the immune system attack neurons in neuron disease?

Nope. : True motor neuron disease does not appear to be the result of a viral attack. Guillain-barre, on the other hand, causes (mostly) motor problems and can be triggered by a virus. But gbs is not a motor neuron disease. ...Read more

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Can autoimmune diseases suppress the immune system?

Can autoimmune diseases suppress the immune system?

Yes: They represent any abnormal immune response and often therefore will suppress the normal immune response. ...Read more

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What viral disease attacks the nervous system?

What viral disease attacks the nervous system?

Many: Looks like Zika has just joined the list, but others include herpes simplex and zoster, West Nile, a multitude of equine viruses, Japanese B, Ebola, etc. Caveat: many of these infections are carried by mosquitos and biting insects!!! ...Read more

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Are schmorles nodes linked to auto immune diseases?

Are schmorles nodes linked to auto immune diseases?

Not typically and : They can be seen in various scenarios. ...Read more

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How does cfs relate to other illnesses such as fibromyalgia, multiple chemical sensitivities, gulf war syndrome, neurally mediated hypotension, Lyme disease, and candida?

How does cfs relate to other illnesses such as fibromyalgia, multiple chemical sensitivities, gulf war syndrome, neurally mediated hypotension, Lyme disease, and candida?

Simply put...: The underlying theme describes a constellation of signs and symptoms that we have absolutely no clear, concise idea how it biologically works, how to effectively treat it, and how to address its neuro-psychiatric effects, unfortunately, it is this ambiguity that is being exploited by some quacks, to spread misinformation about each of the diagnoses mentioned (and it's not exhaustive). ...Read more

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Can tuberous sclerosis be an auto immune disease?

Can tuberous sclerosis be an auto immune disease?

No: Ts is a genetic disorder that often arises from a new mutation. There are a variety of skin findings that can point to the diagnosis.It is the finding or "tubers" that can arise in the brain and other organs that can produce the most impairment in quality of life. It can be so mild that a college grad doesn't know they have it, or disabling by late childhood. ...Read more

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Is there research into any genetic, autoimmune or other condition that links nerve sheath disorders (tarlov cysts, nerve sheath tumor) with autoimmune hypophysitis targeting acth cells? Ctla-4 gene?

Is there research into any genetic, autoimmune or other condition that links nerve sheath disorders (tarlov cysts, nerve sheath tumor) with autoimmune hypophysitis targeting acth cells? Ctla-4 gene?

Immune modulation: Ipilimumab is a drug used to treat melanoma. It targets ctla-4, which is a t cell receptor that downregulates part of the immune system. A side effect has been described: autoimmune hypophysitis (inflammation of the pituitary) which can knock out many hormones, including acth. There are a few articles on this. Torino et al, oncologist 2012; 17:525. ...Read more

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Which systems does Alzheimer's disease affect?

Which systems does Alzheimer's disease affect?

The brain: Currently the thought is that Alzheimer is the result of amyloid plaques, Tau protein, deposited in the brain creating neurofibrillary tangles and impacting the neuro signaling process and causing wasting and deterioration of the brain and body. Course of the disease is progressive and leads to end stage within ten years. Some genetic predisposition is suggested, and no known cure exists. ...Read more

Dr. Amandeep Kaur
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Encephalitis (Definition)

The encephalon is considered to be the gray matter of the brain. This is where all the neuron cells are located. If an infection sets in to this region it is called an encephalitis. The -itis ending just means inflammation. It is usually virus infections that like to go specifically to the ...Read more


Dr. Marvin Ott
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Brain Infection (Definition)

Any infection of the brain. Usually called encephalitis, though ...Read more