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Different types of neuropathy?

Different types of neuropathy?

Way too broad: That question can't possibly be answered in 400 characters, or 400 words, or 400 lines, or even, if you're a neuroscientist, in 400 pages. Some researchers spend their entire careers studying just one type of neuropathy. If you want to educate yourself, I recommend starting at http://www.neuropathy.org. ...Read more

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Dr. Aletha Tippett
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Porphyria (Definition)

Metabolic disorders caused by abnormalities in the synthesis of heme, the portion of hemoglobin which carries the iron inside red blood cells. Symptoms can range from light sensitivity to liver failure to nerve damage to bouts of terrible pain.Special testing is required to ...Read more


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What are the different types of hemoglobinopathies?

What are the different types of hemoglobinopathies?

Various: These relate to hemoglobin, the molecule that helps transport oxygen, and is made of 4 subunits. Adults have 2alpha & 2beta, while kids have 2alpha & 2gamma. Other minor forms also exist. Any disorder that alters these subunits can lead to hemoglobinopathy, some of which have no significance (d and e) and others that may (thalassemia & sickle cell). ...Read more

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Are there different types of colorblindness?

Are there different types of colorblindness?

Yes: The most common is a deficiency in recognition of colors in the red-green spectrum. And these occur in moderate loss to severe loss. Others find difficulty recognizing the blue-yellow spectrum- much less common. A few cannot see colors at all but these usually have lowered acuity. And some acquire it from advanced retinal disease or rare strokes. ...Read more

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Are there different types of addison's disease?

Are there different types of addison's disease?

Different mechanisms: Refers to dysfunction or destruction of he adrenal cortex, leading to inadequate cortisol production. This can occur from various mechanism, including autoimmune processes, acute adrenal hemorrhage, congenital adrenal hyperplasia or problems with long-chain fatty acid metabolism. The different causes can be important, with a gradual & insidious presentation versus an acute deterioration. ...Read more

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Are there different types of jaundice?

Are there different types of jaundice?

Jaundice: Pre-hepatic, hepatic & post-hepatic (cholestatic).

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What are the different types of hepatitis?

What are the different types of hepatitis?

Hepatitis 'types': Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver. This can be due to viruses (hepatitis a, b, c, d or e; epstein-barr, CMV etc) or fat or alcohol or iron or copper deposition or other 'storage diseases' or medications or autoimmune diseases or genetic causes or combinations etc. So - a thorough workup is usually indicated. If left untreated hepatitis from any cause has the potential for complications. ...Read more

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What are the different types of leukemia?

What are the different types of leukemia?

How much do you want: There are 4 classical types of leukemia; They can be Acute or chronic and Lymphoid cell type or myeloid cell type. Tell us what is the real reason you want to know about this? ...Read more

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What are the different types of hyperlipidemias?

What are the different types of hyperlipidemias?

Genetic/Aquired: There are basically three major kinds of Hyperlipidemias 1Familial or Genetic 2Aquired 3Idiopatic They can also be be classified according to which lipid is elevated 1Hypercholesreemia 2Hypertriglyceridemia 3Combined Familial type is classifies Type1,2,3,4,5 Aquired Causes are Diabetese,caused by drugs like diuretics ,beta blockers,Hypothyroidism,Metabolic Disorder/Nephrosis. Too vast to cover400L ...Read more

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Are there different types of ibs?

Are there different types of ibs?

R/O IBS: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. IUC/CROHNS DZ/IBD is inflammation usually DX by BX IBS SX can be managed .You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/ &colonoscopy./EGD While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.TX: PROBIOTICS/LEVSIN/BENTYL ...Read more

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 are there different types of albinism?

 are there different types of albinism?

Yes: There are two principle types, the first which affects only the eyes, and the other which affects the eyes, hair and skin. ...Read more

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Are there different "types" of ms?

Are there different "types" of ms?

Multiple Sclerosis: The different types of multiple sclerosis follow different patterns of progression. There are four main types of multiple sclerosis, as well as benign and malignant forms of the disease. The main types of multiple sclerosis include relapsing-remitting, primary-progressive, secondary-progressive, and progressive-relapsing. ...Read more

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What are the different kinds of neuropathy?

What are the different kinds of neuropathy?

Many types: There are many types of neuropathy, many associated with other disorders. Just a few..Acute motor, subacute sensorimotor, asymmetric polyneuropathies, chronic sensorimotor polyneuropathies, inherited polyneuropathies of mixed sensorimotor types-idiopathic type, metabolic type, neuropathy with mitochondrial disease, relapsing polyneuropathy, mononeuropathy/plexopathy. Some examples in topic tags. ...Read more

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What are the different types of autosomal heart syndromes?

What are the different types of autosomal heart syndromes?

Autosomal syndromes: Autosomal syndromes of the heart include vasovagal syncope, vasodepressor syncope and postural orthostatic tachycardia (POTS). ...Read more

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Are there different types of narcolepsy?

Are there different types of narcolepsy?

Yes, but see below: There are genetic forms, and also reported, are post-traumatic forms. Some pts just possess the sleep attacks, others have additional cataplexy, and may or may not have sleep paralysis, and vivid dreams. Sleep disorders are, however, complex, and often a sleep study reveals the full answers. ...Read more

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What are the different kinds of lupus? 

What are the different kinds of lupus? 

Sle, discoid: Disocid lupus affects only skin and 5 per cent develop internal lupus. Systemic lupusaffectsjoints and other organs but my skip skin. Lupusprofundus affects the the deep skin and fat with localized seeking. Crossover or mctd can have signs of lupus and other collagen vascular diseases-- scleroderma, rheumatoid setbacks, polymyosists. ...Read more

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Are there kinds of different tests for different autoimmune diseases?

Are there kinds of different tests for different autoimmune diseases?

Yes: And the variety and complexity of these tests is increasing rapidly as we learn more about the immune system. ...Read more

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What are the different types of personality disorders?

What are the different types of personality disorders?

The current DSM: (V) lists ten, plus some catch-all categories that are not very specific. The ten are: Paranoid, Schizoid, Schizotypal, Antisocial, Borderline, Histrionic, Narcissistic, Avoidant, Dependent and Obsess-Compulsive. ...Read more

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Are there different types of antidepressants for particular types of depression?

Are there different types of antidepressants for particular types of depression?

Yes: Melancholic depression responds best to tricyclic antidepressants (ads). Atypical depression responds best to monoamine oxidase inhibitors. Bipolar depression responds best to various combinations of atypical antipsychotics +/- ads. Winter depression responds best to light treatment. Psychotic depression requires an antipsychotic + ads. Psychotherapy is best for mild to moderate depressions. ...Read more

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Are there different kinds of leukemia?

Are there different kinds of leukemia?

There are many types: The principal forms are called "chronic" if they show increased numbers of mature blood cells, and "acute" if the number of immature "blast" cells are increased. The cell type is also important, with the major categories being myeloid or lymphoid. Thus the basic classes include CML (I.e. chronic myeloid leukemia), CLL, AML, and ALL. Molecular classification of gene mutations are also important. ...Read more

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What are the different types of diabetes?

What are the different types of diabetes?

Diabetes: There are many types of diabetes. First of all, i imagine that you really mean diabetes mellitus but there is also a condition called diabetes insipidus. The main forms of diabetes are type i and type ii. There are many others with the end result that the blood sugars can reach higher than normal levels. ...Read more

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