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What is r/o metabolic CNS diagnosis ? Explain treatment required please r'o metabolic diagnosis signal intensity in spinal cord on MRI of cervical spine
Rule out brain/spine: R/o metabolic CNS DX means to rule out a metabolic central nervous disease disorder or diagnosis. This means a neurological problem caused by a disease affecting your nerves to function probably from the higher order aresa such as the brain, spine or generalized nervous system. Heavy drinking, heavy metal poisoning, parkinson’s, previous exposure to chemotherapy, radiation, aggressive or prolon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can CNS lupus diagnosis easily be missed in a person with lupus diagnosis with frequent episodes of confusion, mental fog, giddiness, black outs but normal mri?
Could be difficult: Several possibilities, you might be having reactions to your medications, you could be experiencing seizures and/or migraines, and could indeed have other co-morbidities. Might urge you have this further evaluated. Sometimes, MRI will miss very small lesions, and spinal fluid might be productive. ...Read more
Highly variable: Depends on root cause and treatment response. Sometimes it will relapse and remit, other times it can spontaneously resolve. ...Read more
Is cerebral or CNS vasculitis treatable if symptoms have been present for 2 yrs without diagnosis? Is cognitive damage permanent?
highly unlikely Dx: It is very doubtful that you can have CNS vascultis for 2 years without very major complications occurring. ...Read more
Nerves or brain: This sort of severe numbness could have several possible causes, including with the nerves (neuropathy) or in the spinal cord, brainstem, or brain itself. If this is something that has started suddenly, it raises concern for a stroke. Discuss your symptoms with your doctor, and if this happened just now go to an emergency room. ...Read more
Depends: Alcohol is an example-- depends how much you use and for how many years. Benzos and barbituates are also examples. If you've been using alcohol or these meds multiple times a day for a long time, you don't want to suddenly stop them, as that can cause seizures and other dangerous consequences. Discuss weaning them with your doctor. Alcohol in moderation, and use your meds as prescribed to you! ...Read more
Anterial horn cell: The spinal cord has columns, some control the motor system, others the sensory conduction, etc--- the anterior horn cell of spinal cord, gives roots 8 cervical, 5 lumbar , 12 thoracic, etc---these roots form plexus, then nerves which branch supply muscles through myoneural junctions. ...Read more