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Cerebral Malaria Long Term Effects
A life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. These parasites infect red blood cells, causing high fever, shaking chills, sweats, vomiting, muscle pain, headache, anemia. First symptoms occur 10 days to four weeks post infection, symptoms occur in cycles of ...Read more
Cerebral malaria: Is a neurologic complication of Plasmodium falciparum infection. In children it can present w weakness & debilitating fatigue leading to seizures. It can cause swelling of brain, hemorrhages & sometimes body posturing, abnl eye movements & breathing patterns & changes of pupil size. Untreated Cerebral malaria is usually fatal in children. In adults sx's can include fever, headache, body pain, ...Read more
Any age: As far as I know, a human of any age can be attacked by a vicious mosquito and get infected. Cerebral involvement is most common with falciparum variety. ...Read more
Can be: Cerebral malaria is a neurologic complication of Plasmodium falciparum infection. In children it can present w weakness & debilitating fatigue leading to seizures. It can cause swelling of brain, hemorrhages & sometimes body posturing, abnl eye movements & breathing patterns & changes of pupil size. Untreated Cerebral malaria is usually fatal in children. In adults sx's can include fever, headache ...Read more
Cerebral Malaria: Cerebral malaria is a neurologic complication of Plasmodium falciparum infection. In children it can present w weakness & debilitating fatigue leading to seizures. It can cause swelling of brain, hemorrhages & sometimes body posturing, abnl eye movements & breathing patterns & changes of pupil size. Untreated Cerebral malaria is usually fatal in children. In adults sx's can include fever, headache ...Read more
This is a parastic disease and can be treated with apropiate anti parasitic. There are several
diffrent parasites and the treatment for the disrase depemds on the type. Your dr will choose the apropiate drug. ...Read more
Ataxic CP is a move-: Ment disorder with low muscle tone & impaired coordination & balance. It causes wide-based gait, intention tremors of hands & arms, speech articulation disorder & " jerky" eye movements. Atypical development of or damage to the cerebellum may be found on MRI of the brain. ~ 50% of cases are from a child's having inherited a specific genetic trait on Chromosome 9 from both unaffected parents. ...Read more
By brain fever, I presume you mean meningitis or encephalitis. Symptoms include alterations of consciousness and responsiveness, seizures, brain swelling, abnormalities of muscle tone, abnormal body posturing and movement and posturing of extremities.
In some cases, symptoms of a stroke may be prominent. ...Read more
It depends: First, what compartment was the blood in - subarachnoid, subdural, intraparenchymal (in the brain itself), intraventricular? Second, how much blood and what was the cause and what level or care did the child receive? Answers to these predict a range of lt effects from none to seizures to cognitive and/or comportmental abnormalities to hydrocephalus. And any of these issues can range in severity. ...Read more
Lead and brain.: This is very difficult question.. Lead has no specific brain marker=no specific brain area targeted. Certain forms of learning issues can occur but I believe also need to rule out genetics. In lead encephalopathy=moribund= seizures and retardation can be a possible outcome. Medical record pre diagnosis important to review, . ...Read more
What are the long-term effects of Xanax (alprazolam) use on the brain if taken exactly as directed?
See below: Regular use is regular use. It does not matter if the use is physician sanctioned. Tolerance, disinhibition & withdrawal are sure to follow any regular use of several months or more ...Read more
What are the long-term effects of ritalin (methylphenidate) -- it interacts with the brain. What happens 30 years later?
More white matter: Long term contrast studies demonstrate normalization of white matter volume (part of brain where connections and neural activity occur) in stimulant treated adhd patients compared to untreated adhd controls. As much as 20 % of white matter is lost if the adhd person does not get a stimulant. That is emphatically why the amer acad peds recommends all children be treated with a stimulant medication. ...Read more
What are the long term effects of Ambien (zolpidem) on the brain? I was told a shorter life expectancy, particularly in women. Is this accurate?
Have there been any studies on the long-term effects of chronic migraines on the brain and cognitive functions, and if so, what were the findings?
There is a lot of: Evidence from scholarly research on a cause and effect relationship between chronic migraine and certain lesions of the brain. However, b/c cognitive function is affected by so many variables, the relationship to cognitive function is less clear. Check out >scholar. Google. Com->migraine->long term complications< for more info on this subject. Helpful? ...Read more
Pneumococcal menigitis @ 13m, brain was starting to swell @ dx, what long term effects should I watch for? I believe, it intensified his behavior then
Bad disease: Pneumococcal meningitis is a terrible disease. I have seen children die within hours of the diagnosis. Those who survive often are left with severe brain damage. Many are left with cerebral palsy, mental retardation, and epilepsy. I would hope that your child received quick and appropriate treatment and was saved from much of the serious damage. ...Read more
What are the long term effects of taking Ambien (zolpidem) outside of possible dependence? Please feel free to give a scientific answer regarding brain function
Nothing lasting.: Nothing really. Most people say that even after a week, it fails to put them to sleep. When you discontinue, there maybe a rebound insomnia. Some people who take it actually experience a somnambulistic effect and can do things, eat in bed, drive, cook and do not remember they did it. One of my patients drove in his underwear and totalled his car. He was unharmed. ...Read more
My 1 year old has been diagnosed with pneumonia. Could this have long term effects on her health? Brain damage etc?
Unlikely: Pneumonia is a relatively common diagnosis at that age & many are from common viruses or easily treated bacteria. If the kid is hospitalized in an ICU with poor oxygen flow through their system, it would be worrisome. With common pneumonia, it is more a nuscience than a threat. ...Read more
I had chemotherapy 23 years ago. What could be some long term effects. I also had radiation to hole brain. I think I had 10 to the brain. Hair did not?
Many side effects: Your treatment regimen and at what age you were treated really determines what long term side effects you are at risk for. There are many serious possible side effects of cancer treatment that can take >20 years to develop (premature heart failure for example). It would be wise to see someone specially trained about these late side effects. Much can be done to help. ...Read more
Marijuana was laced with pcp, k2 or speed a few weeks ago&I have been feeling like my brain is "slower". are these long term effects? Will it go away?
You are getting dbl: Whammy doing tainted Marijuana with PCP, KC, etc. The effects of PCP may end up not being reversible. So, seek counseling to get off recreational drugs before the mental effects are permanent. Have a blood screen done to see what is actually in you, or still in you. MJ by itself can slow down your thinking. Not a healthy habit to start. Get help now. ...Read more
What are the long-term effects if my baby had meconium aspiration syndrome? Should I be worried about any particular disease or brain damage?
Two primary issues: Mas outcomes can be divided into 2 main issues:lung & development. Since meconium passage itself comes from prenatal stress, which is a risk factor for movement disorders (CP) & learning problems. The intensity of the lung disease/ventilation/ecmo need points to further problems with oxygen supply to the brain & can amplify those issues. The lung disease could be minimal & brief or bad & long term. ...Read more
How long one needs to stay at ER following 600 mg temazepam overdose? Does it cause brain damage or memory loss? What are long term effects? Thanks
Depends: It probably would be best to observe you in the hospital at least overnight. It belongs to a family of drugs that can affect your cognition and cause slowness in functioning. ...Read more
How long does it take after the bite of an infected mosquito, for someone to feel the effects of malaria?
1 week to few months: Malaria symptoms show up a week to a few months after being infected by a mosquito bite. Fevers, chills, fatigue, swelling of the spleen, etc... Usually occur. With medical treatment, the symptoms should go away in a couple of weeks. However, without treatment, and depending on the strain of malaria parasite, an infected person can have symptoms for a few years, up to a few decades. ...Read more