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Diseases That Mimic Als
No relationship: Both are neurological disorders, but very different in numerous ways. For example, ms affects younger pts, women outnumbering men 3 to one. Parkinson's older folks, men far more often than women, 3:1. ...Read more
See below: Some hereditary problems called leukodystrophies, association with toxins, like glue sniffing, medication reactions, such as anti-cancer drugs. And, of course, many peripheral nerve problems which can demyelination of distal nerves, such as chronic inflammatory demyelinating radiculoneuropathy. ...Read more
Fibromyalgia : Lupus can cause almost any symptom so it often mimics other diseases. It is diagnosed by a list of clinical and lab criterea. It is best diagnosed by a rheumatologist with experience in this disease. It is most commonly confused with other autoimmune diseases and other types of arthritis. It is also often missed in fibromyalgia which occurs with it. I hope this is the information you ...Read more
Yes: ? of association of rheumatic diseases w. fibromyalgia (FM). These disorders often occur concurrently. In my opinion, explanation for this occurrence is that FM is disorder characterized by musculoskeletal deconditioning, & many rheumatic diseases cause increased splinting, guarding, and disuse of body parts; causing increased general muscle weakness, dysfunction, chronic muscle spasm, and pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Parkinson-like symptoms can be an initial manifestation of Wilson's disease. Wilson's disease usually occurs in younger people, however. If there is any confusion in diagnosis, Wilson's disease can usually be diagnosed through a combination of blood tests, urine tests, and/or an eye exam. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Several potentials: Cadasil, lupus, arteritis, clippers, pernicious anemia, cervical spondylosis, lyme disease, CNS lymphoma, sjogren's, melas. If you get the point, ms may be hard to diagnose, and often need to exclude other explanations. Patterns may or may not be different, and sometimes it is important to get testing and even several opinions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diseases like parkinson's, progeria, alzheimer's, leukemia, aids, motor neurone disease etc. Is there hope for any sort of cure?
It depends...: ...on what you mean by "mimics". Many things can cause some herpes-like symptoms: oral impetigo, minor pimples, folliculitis, syphilis, some yeast infections, various kinds of dermatitis, and more. But almost no mimics if symptoms are typical: blisters/sores, esp. if recurrent and in clusters, sometimes inflamed nodes in the groin, heal in 1-2 weeks. Typical or not, see doctor for exam, testing. ...Read more
All sorts, varies: This is a particularly broad question. There are diseases with a genetic predisposition, such as multiple sclerosis. There are diseases where some people have a genetic form and some have a sporadic form, i.e. Parkinson disease. Then there are diseases where if you have the gene, you will get the disease--huntington disease. There are varied inheritances for the different muscular dystrophies. ...Read more
What are the signs and symptoms of pathogenic diseases, hereditary diseases, deficiency diseases and physiological diseases?
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