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Dr. Umesh Patel
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How could a spinal cord injury affect the musculoskeletal system and the integumentary system?

How could a spinal cord injury affect the musculoskeletal system and the integumentary system?

Weakness, numbness: The paralysis from spinal cord injury causes varying degrees of weakness and muscle loss (atrophy), depending on the severity of the injury. There may also be spasticity or tightness of the muscles, putting a person at risk of contractures (joint rigidity). Numbness from spinal cord injury places a person at risk of developing pressure sores-- pressure relief is paramount for prevention. ...Read more

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How does pneumonia affect the integumentary system?

How does pneumonia affect the integumentary system?

Pneumonia: The integument is the skin and the mucous membranes. These structures are not affected as a primary focus of pneumonia, which is an inflammation of the lungs involving the air spaces (alveoli) and the tissues separating them (intraalveolar septi). Not entirely sure what you are asking beyond this. Please rephrase the question if I have not answered you satisfactorily. ...Read more

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How can hemophilia affect the integumentary system?

How can  hemophilia affect the integumentary system?

Bruising...: Hemophilia is a defect in your blood's ability to clot properly. If this coagulation system is not working well, as happens in hemophilia, a person can have excessive bleeding and bruising. The skin itself (part of the integumentary system) is fine, but hemophilia can manifest itself as large bruises under the skin and excessive bleeding from a cut in the skin. ...Read more

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How does paget's disease effect other body systems?

How does paget's disease effect other body systems?

Breast or bone?: There are two different types of paget's disease. One effects the bones making them appear deformed or misshapen. The other arises in the nipple and initially is localized but may metastasize with advanced disease. ...Read more

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Which major diseases are associated with the nervous system?

Which major diseases are associated with the nervous system?

There are many: Some major neurological disorders include headache, stroke (both ischemic and hemorrhagic), epilepsy, brain cancer, vertigo/dizziness, dementia, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, neuropathic pain, ataxia, traumatic brain injury, Myasthenia gravis. For a full list, visit http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/disorder_index.htm ...Read more

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What are some noninfectious diseases of the nervous system?

What are some noninfectious diseases of the nervous system?

Many: You can group them into inflammatory, neoplastic, degenerative, vascular, developmental, toxic, nutritional, traumatic, idiosyncratic and iatrogenic. For each category there are too many conditions to name ! ...Read more

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What organ system(s) are impacted by raynaud's disease?

What organ system(s) are impacted by raynaud's disease?

None to many!: It depends on whether it is raynaud's phenomena, or raynaud's associated with a ctd. With scleroderma, it is the most common first symptom! obviously, raynaud's of the kidneys and heart are serious. See a rheumatologist who will perform nail fold capilaroscopy! ...Read more

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What are the diseases of the immune system?

What are the diseases of the immune system?

Immune deficiency: The immune system is responsible for preventing and fighting infections. It is made of white cells. There are many diseases that affect the number or the function of these cells causing immune deficiency with resulting infections. ...Read more

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