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Whats tays sach choroiditis?

Whats tays sach choroiditis?

Cherry Red spot: You may be referring to the cherry red spot seen in the macula (central retina) of a patient with tay sach's. ...Read more

Choroiditis (Definition)

Inflammation of the tissue ...Read more


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What is multifocal choroiditis?

What is multifocal choroiditis?

Choroiditis: The disease affects otherwise healthy young patients in their third decade (average age, 34 y; range, 6-74 y), with an incidence of bilateral involvement of 80%. The principle presenting symptom is usually blurry vision with or without photophobia. Mild ocular pain may occur, accompanied by complaints of metamorphopsia, floaters, scotomas, etc. Fundus examination reveals multiple, small, dots. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is tays sach choroiditis?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is tays sach choroiditis?

Tay Sachs: Tay–Sachs disease is a rare autosomal recessive genetic disorder. In retina of the eye, one can see a "cherry red spot" which is actually the normal choroid circulation seen against the whiter background of surrounding retinal ganglion cells with deposits of sphingolipid. There is no cure for Tay Sachs. "Tay's choroiditis" is a term for age related macular degeneration used until the early 1900s. ...Read more

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Whats serpiginous choroiditis?

Whats serpiginous choroiditis?

Inflammation in eye: Serpiginous choroiditis is an uncommon inflammatory disease of the back of the eye. We don't fully understand the cause of this disease, but it is believe to result from our own immune system attacking the cells in the back of the eye. This can result in destruction of the retina and damage to the vision. Most doctors treat with steroids and other anti-inflammatory medications. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about or know anyone with serpiginous choroiditis?

Rare disease. : Serpiginous choroiditis is a rare, usually bilateral, chronically recurring, acute inflammatory entity which affects otherwise healthy middle-aged men or women. Usually causing painless decrease in vision. Both eyes are commonly affected, although the second eye may not develop lesions for weeks to years after the first eye. The exact cause of serpiginous choroiditis is not known. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with serpiginous choroiditis. Looking for more information on it. Can anyone help?

Rare disease: Serpiginous choroiditis is a rare, usually bilateral, chronically recurring, acute inflammatory entity which affects otherwise healthy middle-aged men or women. Usually causing painless decrease in vision. Both eyes are commonly affected, although the second eye may not develop lesions for weeks to years after the first eye. The exact cause of serpiginous choroiditis is not known. ...Read more

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Are there any treatment for multifocal choroiditis?

Difficult answer: This entity needs to carefully assessed ; classified by a retina specialist who could give you the latest ideas on this. ...Read more

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Anyone hear of serpiginous choroiditis?

Anyone hear of serpiginous choroiditis?

Immunosuppressives: Serpiginous choroidits is an autoimmune condition that affects the critical layer under the retina but can rarely be caused by an infection so treatment depends on the cause. Most patients though are treated with drugs that suppress the immune system like prednisone, methotrexate, Mycophenolate Mofetil and cyclosporine. Newer meds include Remicade (infliximab) and humira. Treatment can be life long. ...Read more

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I need information on treatment of multifocal choroiditis?

I need information on treatment of multifocal choroiditis?

Immunosuppressives: Mfc is usually an autoimmune condition but can sometimes be caused by an infection so treatment depends on the cause. Most patients though are treated with drugs that suppress the immune system like prednisone, methotrexate, Mycophenolate Mofetil and cyclosporine. Some newer drugs include Remicade (infliximab) and humira. Some drugs are injected directly into the eye like Bevacizumab and triamcinolone. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is serpiginous choroiditis?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is serpiginous choroiditis?

Rare disease. : Serpiginous choroiditis is a rare, usually bilateral, chronically recurring, acute inflammatory entity which affects otherwise healthy middle-aged men or women. Usually causing painless decrease in vision. Both eyes are commonly affected, although the second eye may not develop lesions for weeks to years after the first eye. The exact cause of serpiginous choroiditis is not known. ...Read more

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I am a 39 yr old female diagnosed with multifocal choroiditis. I have had numerous tests. What is a typical time frame for vision loss?

I am a 39 yr old female diagnosed with multifocal choroiditis. I have had numerous tests. What is a typical time frame for vision loss?

Choroiditis: This eye problem should always be treated by an ophthalmologist as it can cause very serious eye problems. It is wise to live a very healthy life style, do not smoke or use illicit drugs. Eat a nourishing diet with lots of antioxidant fruits and vegetables and take supplement general vitamins. One of the most prevalent vitamin shortages is vitamin d3 (check blood level) and omega 3s. ...Read more

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I hav got choroiditis in my left eye and I am on prednisolone please advise me something?

Alternatives: There may be alternative treatments on drugs called dmards and biologic therapy. Sometimes ophthalmologist work with rheumatologists in cases. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more