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Dr. Pedro Hernandez Dr. Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
36 years in practice
University of Costa Rica Faculty of Medicine
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Does toxoplasmosis commonly cause severe brain damage?

Does toxoplasmosis commonly cause severe brain damage?

Depends: Toxoplasmosis came back with the aids disease. It may be common in other immunosupressions. The severity depends upon the areas affected and the amount of symptomatology pts have. It signals significant immunosuppresion. ...Read more

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Dr. Vasu Brown
313 doctors shared insights

Brain Damage (Definition)

Anything that disrupts tissue integrity can cause brain damage: lack of or reduced oxygen (stroke), viamin deficiency, pressure (hydrocephalus, or, bleeding or tumor inside the skull), blunt or penetrating trauma; infection; inflammation (immune system mediated or otherwise); toxins (alcohol, ecstasy, lead, mercury, arsenic, to name but a few); diseases (ms, diabetes, ...Read more


Dr. Mark Rasak Dr. Rasak
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
29 years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
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Can grand mal seizures cause severe brain damage?

Can grand mal seizures cause severe brain damage?

It can: If the seizure can't be aborted (called status epilepitcus) permanant and severe brain damage can occur. Also if one aspirates during a seizure and becomes hypoxic this too can cause brain damage. ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Can severe hypothermia cause brain damage? Or any long-term damaged if left untreated?

Can severe hypothermia cause brain damage? Or any long-term damaged if left untreated?

Confusing question: Hypothermia is actually used in centers to reduce brain metabolism after a stressful event and has a brain protective effect. Gradual rewarming is eventually done. Patients will either re-warm and survive or secumb to their problem.I fail to understand what treatment someone could omit and still have a surrvivor. ...Read more

Dr. Walter Husar Dr. Husar
Neurology
29 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School
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Does underage drinking cause brain damage? How severe? Please be detailed and straightforward

Does underage drinking cause brain damage? How severe? Please be detailed and straightforward

Not directly: Long term consumption of alcohol can cause brain damage. Most of the problems come from nutritional deficiencies and damage to the liver and heart. ...Read more

Dr. Rashed Hasan Dr. Hasan
Pediatrics - Critical Care
30 years in practice
King Saud University College of Medicine
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When I had my son my BP went to 41/26 due to severe blood loss- can that cause brain damage of any kind and should any follow up be done?

When I had my son my BP went to 41/26 due to severe blood loss- can that cause brain damage of any kind and should any follow up be done?

Ischemia: You would have had obvious symptoms and signs starting then and extending into now including memory loss and loss of functions for activities of daily living ...Read more

Dr. Michael Zacharisen Dr. Zacharisen
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
29 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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Can my coughing cause brain damage? I had a bad cough and now I have severe migrianes

Not brain damage: Coughing can be very distressing and have complications but should not lead to brain damage. Migraines also can be severe and there may be many triggers. The best approach is to have a specialist identify the trigger for the coughing. In that way, if the cough can be controlled, then there may be less migraines. ...Read more

Dr. Bahman Omrani Dr. Omrani
Pain Management
13 years in practice
Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What can they mean by brain/severe brain damage that can be caused by bacterial meningitis?

What can they mean by brain/severe brain damage that can be caused by bacterial meningitis?

Bacterial meningitis: Meningitis can cause damage to the brain by causing an increase in intracranial pressure (compresses the brain) or by other factors. In severe cases or if untreated in a timely fashion, it can result is a number of complications. When the complications are irreversible and the resultant impairment significant, it is considered serious. In severe cases paralysis or death can ensue. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Diede Dr. Diede
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
25 years in practice
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
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Can suffering different types of migraines over 20 yrs. Cause any brain damage? If so, what kind & how severe? Would it show as scar tissue on mri?

Unlikely...: There is no evidence that migraine has a long-term effect on the function of the brain or has long-term neurological consequences for the patient. There is abundant evidence, however, that migraine sufferers with a history of aura are at a twofold increased risk of stroke. White matter hyperintense lesions can show up on MRI in migraine patients, but we don't know significance of these findings. ...Read more

Dr. Vikram Patel Dr. Patel
Pain Management
33 years in practice
Gujarat University, B. J. Medical College
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Can dural puncture from spinal anesthetic for csection cause brain damage? Had the spinal headache for 2 weeks no blood patch. Symptoms were severe.

Can dural puncture from spinal anesthetic for csection cause brain damage? Had the spinal headache for 2 weeks no blood patch. Symptoms were severe.

Dural puncture: Dural puncture cannot cause any brain damage unless there is very high CSF (cerebrospinal fluid) pressure inside the skull (increased icp - intracranial pressure), in which case the skull contents can herniate outside the skull through the foramen magnum (through which the spinal cord exits). This would be an emergency and if you are writing this, you dont have it ! ...Read more

Dr. Felix Brizuela Dr. Brizuela
Neurology
28 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - School of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. Chaim Colen Dr. Colen
Neurosurgery
15 years in practice
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
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Which brain damage can solvents cause?

Many: It depends on the solvent but, neurons can be easily injured by potent chemicals. Sense of smell, touch, balance and sight might become altered. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer Dr. Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
47 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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Can comas cause brain damage?

Brain injury: It is not the coma that causes brain damage, it is the cause of the coma that results in the brain injury. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic Dr. Machanic
Neurology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Can leukemia cause brain damage?

Can leukemia cause brain damage?

Yes: Although multiple other organs are of primary concern, leukemia can involve the meninges, and create a "carcinomatous meningitis", and also, cause at a distance, a dementia like state, a "limbic encephalitis", or even scattered focalized strokes due to hypercoagulopathy. ...Read more

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Dr. David Bergman Dr. Bergman
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
33 years in practice
University of Nancy I U.F.R. A and B of Medicine
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Can eclampsia cause brain damage?

Can eclampsia cause brain damage?

Eclampsia: This is unusual, but can happen. Eclampsia is preeclampsia with seizures. It is unusual for these seizures to cause brain damage, but not impossible. Early treatment will usually eliminate that problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Gamal Boutros Dr. Boutros
Neurology
37 years in practice
Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine
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Hypoperfusion causes brain damage?

Hypoperfusion causes brain damage?

Yes: How did you measure the hypoperfusion, just low blood pressure, anemia, low heart rate, or you measured the cerebral blood flow. ...Read more

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Dr. William Goldie Dr. Goldie
Pediatrics - Neurology
44 years in practice
UC San Diego School of Medicine
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Can diesel fumes cause brain damage?

Can diesel fumes cause brain damage?

Not alone: The new diesel 2 is very clean. It is not toxic. Old diesel fumes could be irritating, but not dangerous. The major risk is too much fumes with carbon monoxide instead of oxygen. This can occur with any exhaust especially poorly functioning heaters or old cars. ...Read more

Dr. Christopher John Dr. John
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
41 years in practice
Ben Gurion University of the Negrev-Irving and Joyce Goldman School of Med
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How can a tumour cause brain damage?

How can a tumour cause brain damage?

By a variety of ways: Tumors cause brain damage by; -destroying normal tissue, -reducing blood flow to other areas, -compressing normal brain due to pressure -bleeding into normal brain tissue. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Blixt Dr. Blixt
Addiction Medicine
20 years in practice
Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Does Suboxone cause permanent brain damage?

Does Suboxone cause permanent brain damage?

Not permanent: Brain damage is not the word i would use. Opiate addiction in general can cause long lasting changes to the brain. Suboxone is a type of opiate and completely stopping it can be difficult without other forms of support. It takes time, "months" for the brain to recover. Things such as stress or "triggers" even months to years down the road could cause cravings, possible relapse, meetings help! ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Might erotic asphyxiation cause brain damage?

Absolutely: Any activity that deprives the brain of oxygen can cause severe, irreversible brain damage. ...Read more

Dr. Monica Shah
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Toxoplasmosis (Definition)

An infection caused by the parasite Toxoplasma Gondii. It is found in various animals and birds, but the primary hosts of the parasite are cats. It takes about 1-2 weeks for symptoms to develop, which can involve the brain, lung, ...Read more


Dr. William Singer
631 doctors shared insights

Brain Injury (Definition)

damage to, or loss of, brain tissue due to various etiologies such ...Read more