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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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


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How treatable is CNS vasculitis?

How treatable is CNS vasculitis?

Cns vasculitis: CNS vasculitis is usually treated with high-dose steroids such as prednisone, in combination with Cyclophosphamide (a medication that decreases the immune system’s response to autoimmune diseases).In some cases, high-dose steroids alone are tried first; if that does not treat the disease, Cyclophosphamide is added. Treatment must be continued for a prolonged period, sometimes for life. ...Read more

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Would CNS vasculitis show up on eeg?

Would CNS vasculitis show up on eeg?

Need clarification: CNS vasculitis is an inflammatory condition affecting the brain and is diagnosed by tests of structure (mri, arteriogram...) and less of function (eeg, evoked potentials. However, there are frequent eeg abnormalities depending upon the presentation of the vasculitis such as whether the patient has had a seizure. I hope this helps. Take care. ...Read more

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Can CNS vasculitis be seen on a non contrast mri?

Can CNS vasculitis be seen on a non contrast mri?

No: The MRI needs to be with contrast. Also, there is no specific findings on MRI that will diagnose vasculitis. An MRI will show white matter lesion consistent with vasculitis but the same lesions are also consistent with several other causes including lyme disease. You should address all of your numerous questions to a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Should a person with CNS vasculitis be given versed for minor procedure?

Should a person with CNS vasculitis be given versed for minor procedure?

Small amounts : Small amounts titrated to effect should be fine. Only caution is the brain injury, if there is still swelling in the brain then extreme caution is needed to prevent slow breathing and carbon dioxide retention. ...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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What are major complications of CNS vasculitis?

bleeding and infecti: Infections. Lupus and other vasculidities are associated with CNS bleeding. ...Read more

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What specialist do I see for CNS vasculitis?

What specialist do I see for CNS vasculitis?

rheumatologist: Rheumatologist is most skilled with this phenomenon, although some neurologists are also effective. ...Read more

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Does CNS vasculitis cause extreme fatigue?

Yes: Yes CNS vasculitis can cause fatigue in a person. Other symptoms include: fever, weight loss, muscle and joint pain, loss of appetite, nerve problems, such as numbness or weakness. ...Read more

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Looking for top doctors in the u.S. Who treat CNS lupus/ceribritis vasculitis. My 22 year old niece has it and none of her drs have ever treated it.?

Looking for top doctors in the u.S. Who treat CNS lupus/ceribritis vasculitis.  My 22 year old niece has it and none of her drs have ever treated it.?

Need Rheumatologist: My suggestion is to see a progressive rheumatologist in your relatively local area. There are many great centers around the country. Your location and access to the doctor can not be discounted. This is a long term disease, not a single visit issue. Many great doctors are around you. ...Read more

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What do people with CNS vasculitis usually die from as a complication?

Lupus and other dise: Cause an alteration in your immune system. There can be abnormal bleeding in the brain. Special mr scans called susceptibility weighted imaging can show these with ease. Ask your doctor about them. You can also get unusual infections. ...Read more

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Can CNS vasculitis cause blurry vision and headaches?

Can CNS vasculitis cause blurry vision and headaches?

CNS vasculitis: Yes it can.Cns vasculitis can cause variety of symtoms depending on part and extent of brain involved. Headaches, blurry vision, difficulty with moving or coordinating different parts of the body, changes in mood, thoughts, behavior, changes in sensation, feeling , perception to name some. It can leas to coma and herniation of brain based on severity of involvement. It can resemble ms and tumor. ...Read more

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Can an hs-crp of 8.9 point to cerebral or CNS vasculitis?

Can an hs-crp of 8.9 point to cerebral or CNS vasculitis?

Not really: The CRP is not a definitive test for CNS vasculitis and your CRP is only mildly elevated at most. Why are you so focused on a very rare disease? ...Read more

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Can CNS vasculitis cause nausea, weight loss and shakiness?

Can CNS vasculitis cause nausea, weight loss and shakiness?

Yes: Yes but these ate not the classic symptoms. The more typical symptoms are confusion, symptoms similar to meningitis or a stroke, unexplained weakness. Numbness around the mouth, unexplained numbness of the tongue, unusual headaches can also be symptoms. ...Read more

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Why does CNS vasculitis cause blurry vision and cognitive changes? Are these changes reversible?

complicated: There are many forms/causes of CNS vasculitis and most can cause cognitive changesm; blurred vision, less commonly. Usually reversible, if caught in time. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Vasculitis (Definition)

A medical term for inflammation of the blood vessels. Many different types of vasculitis exist, often categorized by what size ...Read more


Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Cns (Definition)

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