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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Brain Infection (Definition)

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


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Any reason other than brain inflamm/cerebritis that prednisone always helps my lightheaded, fogginess/confusion? Md doesn't know cause. I have lupus.

Any reason other than brain inflamm/cerebritis that prednisone always helps my lightheaded, fogginess/confusion? Md doesn't know cause. I have lupus.

Lupus: Lupus brain disease (cerebritis) can be helped in unusual cases by steroids. If you have been on steroids a long time, your body may need them to function.

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What is the definition or description of: cerebritis?

What is the definition or description of: cerebritis?

Inflamed brain: Cerebritis is a term often used to describe the effect lupus has when brain is involved, i.e., areas of brain become inflamed and dysfunctional as a consequence. Probably not a good term as is somewhat misleading.

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What is the treatment for cerebritis?

What is the treatment for cerebritis?

Depends: This totally depends on the cause since cerebritis can infectious or inflammatory and due to many different reasons. Each cause has a specific treament. Do you know the cause of the cerebritis?

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Tuberculosis cerebritis is curable?

Tuberculosis cerebritis is curable?

Perhaps: If tuberculosis gets into the brain, this can clearly be deadly unless immediate intervention is accomplished. Often the spread results from tuberculoma rupturing and causing a tuberculous meningitis, and if pupils dilate, may be terminal. But if diagnosis is mad early, meds to treat may really turn around. The risk is however, very high indeed.

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Have lupus cerebritis. Prednisolone over 2yrs. On ppitoo. Been constipated. Blackstools over 2years. Recent bloodyblack stool. Recent abdominalpain? So

Have lupus cerebritis. Prednisolone over 2yrs. On ppitoo. Been constipated. Blackstools over 2years. Recent bloodyblack stool. Recent abdominalpain? So

Go Get Seen: Black and/or bloody stools may indicate a serious condition. It is possible that long term steroids have left the stomach vulnerable and bleeding is occurring. Do not wait, be seen immediately.

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Help. Lupus-like condition. Get flares of severe brain fog, confusion, dizziness -affects my job. Neg neuro work-up. Increasing prednisone during episodes& symptoms resolve. Lupus cerebritis still likely?

Help. Lupus-like condition. Get flares of severe brain fog, confusion, dizziness -affects my job. Neg neuro work-up. Increasing prednisone during episodes& symptoms resolve. Lupus cerebritis still likely?

Rheumatologist: You must be seeing a physician for this condition. Have them consider consultation with a neurologist. While on steroids you are at significantly greater risk for central nervous system and other infections. Cannot advise more without knowing your full medical history.

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Looking for top doctors in the u.S. Who treat CNS lupus/ceribritis vasculitis. My 22 year old niece has it and none of her drs have ever treated it.?

Need Rheumatologist: My suggestion is to see a progressive rheumatologist in your relatively local area. There are many great centers around the country. Your location and access to the doctor can not be discounted. This is a long term disease, not a single visit issue. Many great doctors are around you.

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How do salmonella species cause disease (s)?

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How do salmonella species cause disease (s)?

Ingested: Salmonella spp. Are contracted through food, water, and contaminated hands. Once in the intestine they can cause diarrhea or spread to the blood and possibly other organs.

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What might cause freq headaches in a young man in his 20's?

What might cause freq headaches in a young man in his 20's?

Could be anything: Anyehere from simple tension headaches to a tumor in the brain. Most often it could be a migraine. If severe and too frequent please see a doctor.

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What"s increase vegal tone that causes droped beats- is it dangearous?

What"s increase vegal tone that causes droped beats- is it dangearous?

Vagus nerve: Vagal stimulation is associated with bradycardia and hypotension- and fainty feeling. Falling is dangerous. Discuss with your doctor.

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What are the causes of erectile disfunction in men in their early 20's?

What are the causes of erectile disfunction in men in their early 20's?

Performance anxiety: Performance anxiety is major cause of erectile dysfunction in young men. Well, that & life style, eg smoking, excess alcohol, other illicit drugs, etc. Think of it as stress begets ed which begets stress which. . . Well, you get idea. In older (that's a relative idea) men, our (poor) health gets in the way, eg blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, etc. In both cases, don't forget partner, family.

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Friend w hogdkin and 4th round chemo. Just fainted briefly. Cause (s)?

Friend w hogdkin and 4th round chemo. Just fainted briefly. Cause (s)?

Many possible: Lots of things can cause that, some of which can be serious. I would contact his/her oncologist asap or visit the er.

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What causes a women to have pain after she has ovulates 2 day s after?

What causes a women to have pain after she has ovulates 2 day s after?

Irritation: If you have pain a couple of days after you ovulate, it is probably due to fluid or blood irritating the lining (peritoneum) in your pelvic cavity.

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Suffering body pain. Maybe d.E.S. Drug has caused my structural deformaties. Could it be?

Doubtful: Des has been off the market for decadesa and the structural anomalies are well defined. Talk them over with your doctor.

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An u/s showed "reactive size (3mm) nodes" (bilateral cervical in 7 y/o child). what could be the cause to be "reactive, " if enlarged for 4+ years?

An u/s showed "reactive size (3mm) nodes" (bilateral cervical in 7 y/o child). what could be the cause to be "reactive, " if enlarged for 4+ years?

Nothing specific: In children 3-7 years of age cervical lymph gland enlargement is so common that it is almost considered normal. Abnormality wld be suggested by the glands getting larger & larger & accompanied by pain, redness, fever & throat involvement. Reactive enlargement is a reaction to the exposure to viruses and bacteria that occurs in all children and 3 mm size is not significant. If worried see ur doc