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Doctor insights on: Encephalomyelitis Disseminata

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What is acute disseminated encephalo myelitis?

What is acute disseminated encephalo myelitis?

ADEM: Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis is a rare autoimmune disease affecting the brain & spinal cord, damaging the myelin & destroying the white matter. Symptoms are similar to Multiple sclerosis. It usually follows viral infection or vaccination. Symptoms start with fever, headaches, drowsiness, seizures. ...Read more

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How does one get acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (adem)?

Trigger autoimmune: Adem is an autoimmune disease that is usually triggered by a preceding viral or bacterial infection. While there have been reports of adem following vaccinations, this is extremely unusual, and no overall increased risk has been found in wider ranging studies. Most importantly, the very real risk of the disease prevented by the vaccine is much higher than the theoretical risk of adem! ...Read more

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What is acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (adem)?

What is acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (adem)?

ADEM: A rare inflammatory demyelinating disease of the central nervous system. Is an autoimmune disease triggered by infection or vaccination. It starts with fever, headache & vomiting, then decrease consciousness & sometimes coma or seizures, muscle weakness & ataxia. ...Read more

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What exactly is acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (adem)?

What exactly is acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (adem)?

Childhood illness: Occurs in childhood, and typically monophasic, but could be confused with MS in some cases. Typically follows viral infection or vaccination and can result in diffuse encephalopathy. Classic MRI findings of large white matter lesions which light up with contrast help confirm. Typically does NOT recur. ...Read more

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What is myalgic encephalomyelitis and what are its symptoms?

What is myalgic encephalomyelitis and what are its symptoms?

?myalgic: I have never heard the term "myalgic". The correct terminology is adem, acute demyelinating encephalomyelitis, which occurs mainly in children following an upper respiratory tract infection or vaccination. Fever, headache, imbalance, double vision, problems with speech and swallowing occur. Biggest concern maybe whether the episode is the onset on multiple sclerosis. ...Read more

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Can myalgic encephalomyelitis be cured?

Can myalgic encephalomyelitis be cured?

ADEM: I am unfamiliar with "myalgic", but the disorder of acute demyelinating encephalomyelitis, is a condition in mainly children subsequent to upper repiratory infection or vaccination. Full recovery occurs in 70%, and treatment with steroids, plasmapheresis, ivig, or chemotherapy drugs has proven successful. ...Read more

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Tuberculosis cerebritis is curable?

Tuberculosis cerebritis is curable?

Perhaps: If tuberculosis gets into the brain, this can clearly be deadly unless immediate intervention is accomplished. Often the spread results from tuberculoma rupturing and causing a tuberculous meningitis, and if pupils dilate, may be terminal. But if diagnosis is mad early, meds to treat may really turn around. The risk is however, very high indeed. ...Read more

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What causes spongioform encephalitis?

What causes spongioform encephalitis?

Great question: Spongiform is used by neuro pathologists to describe the appearance of the brain at autopsy. Many early cases could not be determined as to cause. The patient had a prolonged miserable course and then died. No specific cause could be found, but the brain was full of small holes like a sponge. We now know most are caused by latent viruses or prions. ...Read more

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Whats disseminated intravascular coagulopathy?

Whats disseminated intravascular coagulopathy?

DIC: Disseminated intravascular coagulation (dic) is a complex systemic thrombohemorrhagic disorder involving the generation of intravascular fibrin and the consumption of procoagulants and platelets. The resultant clinical condition is characterized by intravascular coagulation and hemorrhage. ...Read more

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Are doctors in the us allowed to formally diagnose someone with myalgic encephalomyelitis, or do they have to use the diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome?

Are doctors in the us allowed to formally diagnose someone with myalgic encephalomyelitis, or do they have to use the diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome?

Yes: While most mds use the diagnosis "chronic fatigue syndrome, " there are many authorities who feel that myalgic enchephlomyelitis is a more accurate term for many of those with chronic fatigue. Doctors are totally allowed to use that diagnosis for those who qualify- the icd-9 code is 323.9. See http://www.Name-us.Org/defintionspages/definitionsarticles/2011%20consensus%20criteria.Pdf. ...Read more

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How does one get acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (adem)?

Trigger autoimmune: Adem is an autoimmune disease that is usually triggered by a preceding viral or bacterial infection. While there have been reports of adem following vaccinations, this is extremely unusual, and no overall increased risk has been found in wider ranging studies. Most importantly, the very real risk of the disease prevented by the vaccine is much higher than the theoretical risk of adem! ...Read more

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Cutaneous leishmaniasis symptoms?

Cutaneous leishmaniasis symptoms?

Sores : Typically single (or occasionally multiple) non-tender sores or ulcers. ...Read more

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Describe prion diseases?

Describe prion diseases?

Rare diseases: Prion diseases are rare disorders that the effected and transmitted by misfolded proteins. Read the site below for more information. http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/prion-disease. ...Read more

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Is encephalitis curable?

Is encephalitis curable?

Possibly: Encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain usually due to infection. Curing encephalitis depends on the cause and how severe it is. People frequently recover from viral encephalitis but if the infection is severe it can leave permanent brain damage. See this web page for a list of some causes and treatments of encephalitis: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002388/. ...Read more

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In bed 9 years. I have a disease called myalgic encephalomyelitis .its life threatening .no help .have u heard of it and know how I can save my life. ?

In bed 9 years. I have a disease called myalgic encephalomyelitis .its life threatening .no help .have u heard of it and know how I can save my life. ?

Chronic fatigue: That sounds like an important problem! But are you sure about the diagnosis? If you are sure, then we just need to find someone on here who is an expert in handling that condition. Problem is, they will want to be sure of the diagnosis too. So you have been in bed 9 years. Has anyone been looking after you during that time? There are certain things that would help regardless of the cause. ...Read more

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I've had numbness in my face and head for about 2 months and can't seem to get any answers as to the cause. I'm sure this couldn't be strokes, but could it be MS or myalgic encephalomyelitis?

I've had  numbness in my face  and  head for about 2 months and can't seem to get any answers as to the cause. I'm sure this couldn't be strokes, but could it be MS or myalgic encephalomyelitis?

5 th cranial N dz.: Is numbness on one side of face or both? Also in the scalp is the numbness involving entire scalp or it stops at ear, chin and vertex level (imaginary line) and half of scalp level. Face and half of scalp in the front are supplied by trigeminal nerve for sensation. Lesions from dm, ms, herpes zoster sarcoidosis, vasculitic condns, tumors of the nerve, nasopharynx tumour to be r/o. Need imaging- brain. ...Read more

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