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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. Pierre Moeser
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Scleroderma (Definition)

An autoimmune disease in which there is excessive thickening of the connective tissues. This can cause skin tightening, rash, difficulty swallowing, and in severe cases can affect the ...Read more


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Are there different types of arthritis?

Are there different types of arthritis?

Over 100: Over 120 different musculoskeletal and joint conditions exist. Some are very rare. Others such as infectious arthritis types are quite treatable. In this 120, non-arthritic conditions such as fibromyalgia, polymyositis, etc. Are listed. ...Read more

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What different kinds of arthritis exist?

What different kinds of arthritis exist?

Too many to mention: There are over 100 types of arthritis although the most common are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more

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How many different types of ulcers?

How many different types of ulcers?

4 types: Arterial ulcers due to poor circulation. Venous ulcers due to venous stasis or venous insufficiency, diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers and surgical or traumatic ulcers. More than four. All have different treatment. ...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 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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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 juvenile arthritis?

What are the different types of juvenile arthritis?

Many, all treatable: Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (same as jra, newer name) can be classified into several categories: oligoarticular jia (4 or fewer joints affected), polyarticular jia (more than 4 joints affected), psoriatic arthritis (arthritis in kids with psoriasis, nail changes, whole finger/toe swelling), inflammatory bowel disease-associated arthritis, enthesitis-related arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis. ...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 different types of genes associated with tay-sach's?

Are there different types of genes associated with tay-sach's?

Rarely yes: Almost all patients with tay-sach lack hexosaminidse a activity due to mutations in the hex a gene. The infantile form have less than 5% activity while the juvenile and adult forms have partial deficiencies. A very small subset of patients have normal hex a activity but have a mutation in the gm2 activator gene that codes for the intralysosomal protein, gm2 activator that degrades gangliosides. ...Read more

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Is there many different types of dysautonomia?

Is there many different types of dysautonomia?

Yes: There are many forms. The name is just descriptive and does not describe the various causes or outcomes. Here is some advanced information: http://1.Usa.Gov/mdroel and http://bit.Ly/mnybwz. ...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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What are the different types of cardiovascular diseases?

What are the different types of cardiovascular diseases?

Much diverse disease: By definition, cardiovascular disease implies abnormal & dysfunctional processes involving the heart itself or blood vessels including arteries & veins. These can be congenital, genetic, or acquired, the latter from lifestyle choices. Infectious or traumatic causes, even bystander injury from other primary diseases can be present. The nature & location of the process affects symptoms & outcomes. ...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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What are the different types of obesities?

What are the different types of obesities?

Yorkshire : Research study identified 6 kinds of obesity clusters. The cluster of Obesity identify groups of people with Obesity arguing that of the clusters may not suffer from obesity related medical and emotional complications. While some clusters have more symptoms . This classifications are not universally accepted ...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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What are the different types of heart diseases?

What are the different types of heart diseases?

Heart disease: This question is too general for an answer here. Please be more specific about what your question is and keep it from being so broad a question, so we can help. ...Read more

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Are there different types of lung cancer?

Are there different types of lung cancer?

Multiple: There are multiple types of lung cancers based on cells that cancer originates from. Two broad categories are small cell which tends to be more systemic, and non-small cell that tends to be more localized in the lung to start. There are different variants within these categories. Also many lung lesions are actually from cancers elsewhere in body. Metastatic disease. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Dermatosclerosis (Definition)

Dermatosclerosis = scleroderma = autoimmune disease affecting connective tissue & blood vessels. It causes skin to thicken asymmetrically due to deposits of fibrous connective ...Read more