Doctor insights on: Causes of internal ophthalmoplegia syndrome
Eye movement disorde: I think you mean internuclear ophthalmoplegia (ino). This is a disorder of eye movement in which one eye cannot move completely to the midline. This usually results in double vision and jerky eye movements with far horizontal gaze. Ino is caused by a lesion in the brain area known as the medial logituinal fasciculus (mlf). ...Read more
What exactly causes dandy walker syndrome? My cousin has this syndrome and i'd like to know more about it.
Dandy walker syndrome is a complex anatomical birth defect that affects about 1 in every 30000 live births. It is named after the doctors who first described it. Symptoms may include delayed motor development (for example, a child that doesn't crawl at the right age or walk at the right age), bulging of the fontanelles, enlargement of the head, abnormal eye movements, and abnormal breathing patterns.
The anatomical defect has several features. The first is the impaired development of part of the cerebellum (a part of the brain that seems to coordinate movements, among other things). The second is enlargement of the fourth ventricle (a fluid filled space in the lower, back part of the brain). The third is the enlargement of the posterior fossa (a part of the skull). Dandy walker syndrome is often accompanied by hydrocephalus (enlargement of the fluid-filled cavities in the brain that increases pressure inside the head), and other birth defects involving the brain, heart, and other body parts.
The dandy walker birth defect probably starts very early in development, possibly as early as 7 weeks into the pregnancy. Recent scientific research suggests that genetic mutations may contribute. However, it is probably safe to say that no one knows exactly why people get dandy walker malformation. ...Read more
I had stevens johnson syndrome and accidentally took similar medicine that caused it before. It's been two days. Will I get it again?
SJS: Not necessarily. Just follow your symptoms (if any) closely. And call your doctor or get to an er immediately if any symptoms start to return. ...Read more
What exactly happens when you get toxic shock syndrome? I know the symptoms but what is happening in your body? How do tampons cause it?
Vascular collapse: Bacteria grow in the vagina around the tampon that has been left in place for a period of time. The "toxic" byproducts of that growth get into the bloodstream through the vagina and release pyrogens (fever agents) in turn those toxins act on the capillaries and arterial endotheliums (cell walls) to turn them into "sieves" causing extravasation of the blood contained in the vessels and "shock". ...Read more
Suffering from Cushing syndrome for 3 years. Don't know what caused it. What tests should I go for to find out the cause of Cushing syndrome??
Cushings: On steroids? Prednisone/adrenal mass causes Cushings syndrome. Causes of Cushings Disease are pituitary adenoma (MRI -not 100%) or increased secretion of corticotropin releasing hormone from hypothalmus, Tests plasma corticotropin, salivary/ blood cortisol, 24urinary free cortisol dexamethasone supression, giving corticotropin releasing hormone, rarely sinus sampling. F/u w/ endocrine ...Read more
I understand XXX syndrome can cause tallness in girls. Is that symptom noticed early on or can that come about later in life (years past puberty)?
By adolescence: Hi. The tallness is noticed by adolescence. The height increase only occurs in females with 47, XXX until the growth plates in the long bones fuse (which occurs relatively later in 47, XXX females than in 46, XX). Once the growth plates are fused, there is no increase in linear height. ...Read more
I started taking tryciclics. My concern is stopping the ssris abruptly for withdrawal concerns. Yet, can't taking both cause seretonin syndrome?
Have testicular varicocele on both sides. If secondary, what exactly could cause them? Have may-thurner syndrome-possibility? What else can I look for
The whole day I don't eat I feel faintly but fine. As soon as I eat anything I get so tired I just want to pass out. Everyone screams metabolic syndrome but I really need more info. What causes this?
Hypoglycemia?: This doesn't sound like the metabolic syndrome, but it could be reactive hypoglycemia (low blood sugar after eating). Although you can make this diagnosis with a glucose tolerance test, the treatment is simply to eat more frequent smaller meals, so one approach is just to make that change, and only do the test if it doesn't work. ...Read more
Often none!: "Absence seizures" are often not associated with any other syndrome. Sometimes there is known cause. Sometimes kids who have febrile seizures seem to develop petit mal seizures. Sometimes it's hereditary and there is a family history of petit-mal seizures. See http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/petit-mal-seizure/basics/causes/con-20021252 People with porphyria can have petit-mal. ...Read more
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Very rare syndrome: First bite syndrome is usually the unintended side effect of certain head and neck surgeries. In patients with no history of surgery it can be caused by an undiagnosed tumor. You need to be evaluated by a Head And Neck Surgeon. Some studies has shown that injections of botulinum toxin type A into the trigger site can help relieve symptoms. ...Read more
If you have pots syndrome is there and underlying cause of something else wrong needing to be investigated? I'm reading everywhere that there is
No: No one knows the cause of pots. It is over-diagnosed and a current fad. Assuming you truly have pots, it should be treated for symptom control only. ...Read more