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Doctor insights on: Central Nervous System Vasculitis

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Vasculitis (Definition)

Vasculitis is a medical term for inflammation of the blood vessels. There are many different types of vasculitis, often categorized by what size ...Read more


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What do you know about central nervous system vasculitis?

Very dangerous: CNS vasculitis is an uncommon form of vasculitis. It usually has normal lab tests. It presents with abnormalities in the central nervous system that can look like cerebritis, encephalitis, or stroke. This is a very dangerous life threatening disease. If you have these symptoms go immediately to an er. This is normally diagnosed by angiogram or brain biopsy. It is treated by experienced rheum. ...Read more

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What is the life span after diagnosis of central nervous system CNS vasculitis?

What is the life span after diagnosis of central nervous system CNS vasculitis?

Highly variable: Depends on root cause and treatment response. Sometimes it will relapse and remit, other times it can spontaneously resolve. ...Read more

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Does m.S. Only attack the central nervous system?

Does m.S. Only attack the central nervous system?

Yes: Multiple sclerosis (ms) is an autoimmune disease (body's defense system attacking itself) that involves the central nervous system. Central nervous is composed of the brain and spinal cord. Myelin sheaths protect and insulate nerve cells; in ms the myelin sheaths on the axons (longer parts of the nerve cells) are inflamed and damaged, leading to scar development seen in white matter of the brain. ...Read more

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What makes up the central nervous system?

What makes up the central nervous system?

CNS=Brain+SpinalCord: Limits of brain tissue are the meninges, a fibrous cover. The spinal cord usually ends at the first lumbar vertebra, just below the last rib. Below that are nerves to your legs called the cauda equina, named because they look like a horses' tail. ...Read more

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What causes disorder of the central nervous system?

What causes disorder of the central nervous system?

See below: Might produce a better answer if you can describe the kind of disorder you have in mind. Generally, the central nervous system consists of the brain and the spinal cord. So all factors that can damage them or lead to defects in them can cause disorders. ...Read more

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What toxins could effect the central nervous system?

What toxins could effect the central nervous system?

THERE ARE SO MANY : Neurotoxic substances out there, and I do not have enough space here to enumerate. Google centrl nervous system toxins. ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are cranial nerves not included in the central nervous system?

Mostly peripheral: Cranial nerves have their cell bodies within the central nervous system (cns), but the majority of their length/"processes" are outside the confines of the cns. The myelin covering nerves inside, vs. Outside, the CNS is different, and cranial nerves are subject to disorders common to peripheral nerves. (the cell bodies can be affected by CNS disorders as well.). ...Read more

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What is central nervous system lupus?

It is where lupus: It is where lupus attacks your cental nervous system which is made up of your brain and spinal cord. This can take the form of vasculitis, stroke, seizures, transverse myelitis, and neurocognitive dysfunction. Talk to your rheumatologist to clarify what is exactly occuring. ...Read more

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Will high BP disable the central nervous system?

Will high BP disable the central nervous system?

Stroke: The most common thing that happens to the central nervous system in high BP is hemmorhagic stroke or a stroke caused by a burst blod vessel. Also, certain vascular malformations, such as an aneurysm or avm could bleed and cause dangerous pressure on the brain. ...Read more

Central Nervous System (Definition)

System in humans is the brain and spinal column. The nerves that connect the CNS to the limbs, organs and the outside world is ...Read more


Cns (Definition)

CNS stands for central nervous system and consists of the brain ...Read more