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What's guillian barre syndrome (gbs) syndrome?

What's guillian barre syndrome (gbs) syndrome?

Auto-immune reaction: A triggered auto-immune reaction usually against the myelin of peripheral nerves. In a subset of individuals, the response is also directed at the nerve cells. This causes slowing of nerve conduction and motor weakness classically in an ascending pattern from the legs proximally. The attack may be so dramatic as to cause breathing difficulty requiring a respirator. Treatment options exist. ...Read more

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What is gillian barre syndrome?

What is gillian barre syndrome?

Autoimmune: An autoimmune disease that attacks the myelin sheaths on your peripheral nerves. Usually starts in feet an ascends. Sometimes starts in the eyes. ...Read more

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Guillain barre syndrome connected to eczema?

Guillain barre syndrome connected to eczema?

No connection: There is no relationship between guillain barre syncroe and eczea. ...Read more

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What causes guillain-barre syndrome (gbs)?

What causes guillain-barre syndrome (gbs)?

No one knows: Gbs occurs when the bodies immune system attacks the lining or myelin of the nerve cells in the peripheral nervous system. Although it can be associated with things like following surgery or after certain infections, for example it has been seen following campylobacter infection which causes diarrhea, the true cause is unknown. ...Read more

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Which person discovered crouzonodermoskeletal syndrome (crouzon syndrome)?

Which person discovered crouzonodermoskeletal syndrome (crouzon syndrome)?

Crouzon: Crouzon craniofacial dysostosis was described by crouzon in 1912. The genetic cause was not identified until 1994 and the credit goes to a number of different geneticists - reardon and preston independently helped narrow the genetic inheritance to the fgfr2 gene. ...Read more

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Can chlamydia cause guillian barre syndrome?

Can chlamydia cause guillian barre syndrome?

Not associated: There are associations with influenza a, mononucleosis and other ebstein-barr infections, campylobacter jejuni, and controversial association with some vaccines. It is highly doubtful that chlamydia is a provocateur. ...Read more

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Ramsay hunt syndrome recovery probability?

Ramsay hunt syndrome recovery probability?

Ramsay Hunt Type II: is caused by reactivation of the Varicella or Chickenpox virus in the geniculate ganglion, a collection of of nerve cells & fibers of the Facial Nerve. Prognosis depends on age, competence of immune system, extent & severity of impairments from Facial Nerve damage. Milder cases treated with antiviral medication & steroids within 3 days of symptom onset have a 70-75% chance of recovery. ...Read more

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What are signs of guillain barre syndrome?

What are signs of guillain barre syndrome?

Acute neuritis: An ascending rapidly progressive weakness then paralysis, starting typically bilaterally in legs, later arms and hands, and later yet issues with swallowing and breathing, often following influenza, but also seen with infectious mono, some GI infections, and could lead to respiratory collapse if not properly treated. ...Read more

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What are frey syndrome, horner's syndrome and shy-drager syndrome?

What are frey syndrome, horner's syndrome and shy-drager syndrome?

What do they have in: They all have abnormalities of autonomics and other nervous sytem problems. ...Read more

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Do vaccines cause guillain-barre syndrome (gbs)?

Do vaccines cause guillain-barre syndrome (gbs)?

No link: No, there is no definitive link between vaccines and gbs in a broad sense. While many have attempted to link the two and the fda follows all vaccines closely to monitor a link - the data has not suggested a link between all major vaccines and gbs. The average risk of someone getting gbs even without getting vaccines is 1 in a few hundred thousand. The risk is the same with vaccines. ...Read more

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Is miller syndrome the same as miller fisher syndrome ?

Is miller syndrome the same as miller fisher syndrome ?

No: Miller Syndrome is a rare condition affecting the face and arms- here is a link with more information http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/miller-syndrome Miller-Fisher syndrome is causes poor muscle coordination and paralysis of the eye muscles - here is a link for MFS http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/miller_fisher/miller_fisher.htm ...Read more

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Is munchausen syndrome herreitery?

Possibly: There may be some hereditary predisposition. Munchausen syndrome was reported in two brothers, two twins and couple families. ...Read more

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What is Lambert Eaton myesthenic syndrome?

What is Lambert Eaton myesthenic syndrome?

Lambert Eaton: syndrome is an uncommon disorder of neuromuscular junction transmission with the primary clinical manifestation of muscle weakness. Knowledge of subtle clinical features and laboratory abnormalities that accompany LEMS permits the early identification of the disorder. Early recognition is particularly important because of its strong association with small cell lung cancer. ...Read more

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What is antiphospolipid syndrome (hughes syndrome)?

What is antiphospolipid syndrome (hughes syndrome)?

Antiphospholipids: An autoimune disorder characterized by antibodies to certain phopholipids that predisposes to clotting problmes and pregnancy complications. A certain percentage will develop into systemic lupus. ...Read more

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Is pallister killian syndrome curable?

Is pallister killian syndrome curable?

No: Pallister killien is a random defect of the 12th chromosome. It has muliple far reaching effects. It is evidenced by hypotonia, developmental delay, itellectual impairment, coarse features, sparse hair. It is not hereditary. Once a person has it one can only cope with the defect to try to ameliorate the symptoms, ie hearing defects with a hearing aid, etc. ...Read more

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Is cubital tunnel syndrome rare?

Is cubital tunnel syndrome rare?

No: it is not rare but less prevalent than carpal tunnel syndrome for every 20 carpal tunnels i do one cubital tunnel release ...Read more

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What is neuromytonia (isaacs syndrome)?

What is neuromytonia (isaacs syndrome)?

Neuromyotonia (NMT): Neuromyotonia (nmt), also known as isaacs' syndrome, is a form of peripheral nerve hyperexcitability that causes spontaneous muscular activity resulting from repetitive motor unit action potentials of peripheral origin. Patients with this disorder usually develop: cramps, muscle twitches, muscle stiffness and spasms. Muscle relaxation can difficult and hand getting stuck closed is one example. ...Read more

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Goldenhar syndrome treatment?

Goldenhar syndrome treatment?

Birth defect: Congenital birth defect that affects the development of the ear, nose, mandible, and palate. ...Read more

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Is miller fisher syndrome contagious ?

Is miller fisher syndrome contagious ?

Miller Fisher: Miller-fisher variant of guillain barre syndrome is a rare variant of a rare disease that affects the nervous system of people. The cause is an autoimmune reaction which may be triggered by an infection but more often than not the cause is not found. As an example, however, a large number of people could catch the same influenza virus but a minuscule number would get this problem. ...Read more