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Which malfunction is caused by the inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord?

Which malfunction is caused by the inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord?

Meningitis: This can be very mild with headache to severe and lifethreatening with high fevers and comas. Most of the time this depends on the cause of the meningitis wether it be viral, bacterial. ...Read more

Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


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My daughter has been diagnosed with inflammation of the brain membrane through a CT scan but the lumbar puncture came back clear. What could cause thi?

My daughter has been diagnosed with inflammation of the brain membrane through a CT scan but the lumbar puncture came back clear. What could cause thi?

Encephalitis: Sometimes the CSF studies are normal with inflammatory brain infection. This can be called encephalitis. There are other diseases such as ADEM that can present with normal CSF and again abnormal imaging. I hope she fella better soon. ...Read more

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What to do if I have inflammation of the pia and arachnoid membranes are called?

What to do if I have inflammation of the pia and arachnoid membranes are called?

Meningitis: The pia and the arachnoid are part of the meninges, the lining around the brain and the spinal cord. The dura is another layer of the meninges. Together these three may be inflamed, inflammation of these structures is called meningitis. This may be caused by a virus, a bacterial infection or medications. It s not clear what the cause was in your case. How was your diagnosis made? ...Read more

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What is the medical term for inflammation of the membranes?

What is the medical term for inflammation of the membranes?

It depends: What membrane you are referring to. Please re-submit. ...Read more

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Can anti-histamine + nasal irrigation + Cromolyn Sodium spray help reduce chronic nasal turbinate, nasopharynx inflammation & mucus membrane swelling?

Can anti-histamine + nasal irrigation + Cromolyn Sodium spray help reduce chronic nasal turbinate, nasopharynx inflammation & mucus membrane swelling?

Unlikely: They can reduce discharge, sneezing, but not congestion or inflammation, you will need anti-inflammatory medications as steroid nasal sprays, but better be directed by an ENT specialist or an Allergist/Immunologist if you have access to one, best wishes ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of inflammation of the brain?

Fever, headache, etc: For example, meningitis, which involves membrane that cover the brain, can cause headache, fever. Encephalitis, which involves brain tissue, can cause drowsiness, confusion, seizure. ...Read more

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Inflammation in 7th and 8th nerve in brain, causes?

Inflammation in 7th and 8th nerve in brain, causes?

Nerves: It could be a number of things like sarcoidosis, wegener's disease and others. Please work with a neurologist to figure out your disease. ...Read more

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Would an EEG show inflammation of the brain?

Would an EEG show inflammation of the brain?

EEG: Eeg can show overall slowing of the brain waves in certain type of inflammations or infections especially if the patient had clinical encephalopathy i.E if the person is drowsy, sleepy or comatose. ...Read more

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Are there any better and newer treatments for inflammation of the brain?

Are there any better and newer treatments for inflammation of the brain?

Varies: Many different inflammatory conditions out there, and must be specific. But ms is inflammatory, and we have lots of newer and very successful treatments, especially, the newer oral agents. Research in neurology is quite extensive and amazing, and hopefully will continue, if financial support is available. ...Read more

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If someone had inflammation or swelling of the brain. How severe would the headaches be?

Different things.: "inflammation" of teh brain might be painless, and present with seizures, paralysis, or altered state of consciousness. "swelling" presses against the dura (bag in which the brain sits) and that tends to become the worst headache ever - which is mainly how we find out about it. ...Read more

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Had surgery close 8mm hole in brain membrane as cs fluid has been dripping for yrs, if its cloesd now & im producing too much fluid where will it go?

Had surgery close 8mm hole in brain membrane as cs fluid has been dripping for yrs, if its cloesd now & im producing too much fluid where will it go?

You need to talk....: Basics of spinal fluid physiology aren't really too complex but obviously you have not been educated in any useful degree. Unless you have a rare tumor (choroid plexus papilloma), you won't produce too much CSF (spinal fluid). CSF is in a daily equilibrium between absorption & production. Talk to your md about csf, leaks & excess to get a better understanding. ...Read more

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What causes inflammation of the brain and seizures?

What causes inflammation of the brain and seizures?

Seizures: Infections such as encephalitis or meningitis, vasculitis or cerebritis from autoimmune conditions like lupus, certain toxidromes, metabolic problems, and even trauma can produce inflammation/swelling of the brain and seizures. ...Read more

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What is the vaccination for inflammation of the brain called?

What is the vaccination for inflammation of the brain called?

Vaccination: There are certain vaccines that are aimed to prevent meningitis, but I am not aware of a vaccine to prevent brain inflammation. ...Read more

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What is inflammation of the brain?

What is inflammation of the brain?

Cellular reaction: The white cells in our body react to toxic agents in a process that results in inflammation. Toxic material in bacteria, viruses, foreign tissue, etc can set off this inflammation. In the brain this can occur focally in an abscess, in brain cells as encephalitis, in the lining of the brain as meningitis, or any combination of these. Spinal fluid or brain biopsy best documents this inflammation. ...Read more

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What causes inflammation of the brain?

What causes inflammation of the brain?

Brain inflammation: Can be cauysed by infectious or autoimmune (collagen-vascular) conditions, or some other brain insult. For example edema or inflammation surrounding a bleed or tumor. ...Read more

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What is inflammation of the brain and can it be fatal?

What is inflammation of the brain and can it be fatal?

Brain inflammation: This is a condition called encephalitis. When the covering of the brain is primarily involved, it is called meningitis. It can be fatal. ...Read more

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What diseases are associated with inflammation in/on the brain? Would MS fall into this category?

What diseases are associated with inflammation in/on the brain? Would MS fall into this category?

Yes: "Inflammation of the brain" takes in a lot of territory and is much more complex and subtle than your use of the phrase conveys. MS is technically an "inflammatory disease of the brain." I thought it was common knowledge that it falls under the purview of neurologists, but apparently not, so neurologists treat MS. ...Read more

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My brother has brain inflammation from falling. If his memory improves, how soon might this occur-I'd like to see him b/f his conditon worsens?

My brother has brain inflammation from falling. If his memory improves, how soon might this occur-I'd like to see him b/f his conditon worsens?

The only doctors who: Can attempt to discuss optimal timing for your visit are those attending him. If your brother cannot communicate & his doctors have no legal written permission to share his Protected Health Information (PHI) with anyone, call the hospital's Medical Social Worker or Patient Advocate to determine how his doctors can legally share hiis PHI with you or another person. I hope he continues to improve. ...Read more

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Describe the disorder called having inflammation of the brain (encephalitis).?

Describe the disorder called having inflammation of the brain (encephalitis).?

Is brain inflamation: Encephalitis is inflammation of the brain and can be caused by infections or sometimes by autoimmune problems where the immune system injures the brain. Symptoms include things like confusion, agitation, headache, difficulty speaking, sometimes even coma or seizures. Paralysis and vision problems also possible. ...Read more

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I want to know if there's anu cure or. Home remedy for brain inflammation? Thank you

I want to know if there's anu cure or. Home remedy for brain inflammation? Thank you

Antioxidants: Antioxidants can help to decrease the damage caused by the inflammatory response.
Vitamin c, rosehips are along this line. Would ask your doctor regarding more specifics. ...Read more

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Well looking for inflammation in brain, should MRI be with or without contrast? Could without contrast miss inflammation?

Well looking for inflammation in brain, should MRI be with or without contrast? Could without contrast miss inflammation?

BRAIN INFLAMMATION: Mri with contrast is better at visualizing any type of brain infection, vasculitis or inflammatory process. ...Read more

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What will help with inflammation of the brain?

What will help with inflammation of the brain?

Inflammation brain: It is difficult to answer this question without knowing the underlying disease producing the inflammation. In certain situations corticosteroids are attempted to reduce brain inflammation, but the response is variable, and this requires consideration of the risk/benefit with your doctor. In some cases this may be contraindicated or of no benefit. ...Read more

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How does chronic inflammation affect the brain?

How does chronic inflammation affect the brain?

It usually has: No imaging effect but sometimes you might get brain atrophy. You might see some brain lesions depending on the cause of the inflammation. Ask your doctor who treats you fro chronic inflammatino what they would expect. ...Read more

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How does brain inflammation relate to depression?

How does brain inflammation relate to depression?

Some recent thinking: Suggests that brain inflammation might be the hidden culprit behind a lot of brain problems, including depression. How this works is not clear, but the corollary to this is that SSRI's actually work to relieve depression by reducing inflammation in the brain, again, this is not clearly understood, if true. ...Read more

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Can an MRI detect meningitis or inflammation of the brain?

Can an MRI detect meningitis or inflammation of the brain?

Yes: An mri can be one of the tests used for imaging of the brain, spinal cord, and in a meningitis like picture, it can show inflammation. This is nonspecific and doesn't differentiate between bacterial and viral meningitis. A spinal tap is a true test that would provide the physician with more information. ...Read more

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Would antiviral medications be effective in the treatment of brain inflammation?

Would antiviral medications be effective in the treatment of brain inflammation?

Depends: It would be effective only if the inflammation is caused by a virus and the virus is susceptible to the medication. There are no effective medications for most viral infections of the brain.
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