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How are common does cysticercosis affect the nervous system?

How are common does cysticercosis affect the nervous system?

Common in latinos: This disease is seen in poor hygiene, lack of hand washing, developping countries, but it seen even in texas. ...Read more

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Dr. Ira Friedlander
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Cysticercosis (Definition)

Cysticercosis = Taenia ...Read more


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How are common does cysticercosis affect the muscle?

How are common does cysticercosis affect the muscle?

Not uncommon: The calcified cysts can be present in the muscles, and diagnosis can be often confirmed by merely imaging muscles in the thighs. ...Read more

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How does dystonia affect the nervous system?

How does dystonia affect the nervous system?

Various ways: Depending on the cause, extent and severity dystonia can manifest as spasms from head to toe, abnormal posturing, pain, spasms, and lip smacking. ...Read more

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How do diseases affect the nervous system?

How do diseases affect the nervous system?

Many answers: There are many answers to this question. There are illnesses that affect the nervous system and nothing else, and there are illnesses that affect many parts of the body, including the nervous system. There are illnesses related to infections, cancer, stroke/vascular disease, degenerative conditions, toxic exposure, inherited illnesses. inflammatory conditions like MS, for example. ...Read more

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How do diseases affect the nervous system? How does it deteriorate?

How do diseases affect the nervous system? How does it deteriorate?

Multiple Ways: Deceases can affect the nervous system in many ways the central nervous system interrupting the circulation what supplies do you want; they can trigger early early death of cells by affecting us can because metabolic disorders by mental conditions such as defoliants, metal intoxication ; nutritional deficiencies or excessive alcohol use. ...Read more

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What diseases most frequently affect the central nervous system?

What diseases most frequently affect the central nervous system?

Here's a list: Epilepsy, stroke, migraine, Parkinson's, Multiple Sclerosis, brain tumors, aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, Huntington's chorea, Alzheimer's, bacterial and viral meningitis, etc ...Read more

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What diseases most commonly affect the nervous system?

What diseases most commonly affect the nervous system?

Difficult to answer: This is a broad question as there are MANY disease that affect the nervous system - both the central and peripheral nervous system and it would be hard to say in 400 characters the most common ones. A more specific question may be helpful! ...Read more

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How does spinocerebellar ataxia affect the other systems?

How does spinocerebellar ataxia affect the other systems?

Too many to answer: The spinocerebellar ataxias (sca) are inherited conditions with ataxia & other symptoms. I believe that nearly 60 different scas currently identified. The different scas involve different genes and have different symptoms. Some may look parkinsonian. Sca-17 has prominent dementia without knowing which sca, this question is impossible to answer. A local movement disorder neurologist can help you. ...Read more

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How does polio negatively affect the nervous system?

How does polio negatively affect the nervous system?

Damages motor neuron: Polio virus attacks and damages motor neurons in the spinal cord and brain stem, causing a loss of their function and paralysis of the muscles they were supposed to control. ...Read more

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How do cataracts affect the nervous system?

How do cataracts affect the nervous system?

Cataracts & syndrome: Cataracts do not affect the nervous system, but there are some syndromes/conditions associated with cataracts. Full list at eyedoc2020@blogspot.com ...Read more

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How can botulism affect the nervous system?

How can botulism affect the nervous system?

Potential Danger: Botulism or botulism toxin causes paralysis of one's muscles by interfering with a neurotransmitter that facilitates communication between the brain and the muscle. In the past, this toxin produced by a bacteria, often caused death by respiratory suppression. With today's knowledge death is rare. We have learned to utilize the toxin to treat a number of medical conditions. ...Read more

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How does a stroke affect the nervous system?

Depends on size and: Depends on the size and location of the stroke. Depending on the locations your symptoms could go from blindness, impaired movement, unable to understand talk, etc. ...Read more

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How does aging affect the central nervous system?

How does aging affect the central nervous system?

Nervous system slows: The nervous system becomes slower to respond with age. ...Read more

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How many disorders affect the nervous system?

How many disorders affect the nervous system?

Estimate: Here's a start for a gross estimation: https://www.amazon.com/Merritts-Neurology-Elan-D-Louis/dp/145119336X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1490219166&sr=1-1&keywords=merritt%27s+textbook+of+neurology ...Read more

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How does alcohol affect the peripheral nervous system?

How does alcohol affect the peripheral nervous system?

Definitely yes: It is well known that alcohol is a depressant of the CNS and vascular system, leading to irreversible changes in the peripheral nervous system. Additionally there is a direct neurotoxic effect of alcohol. The most frequent consequence of chronic alcohol intake is a toxic alcohol induced polyneuropathy.The symptoms include numbness of the soles, followed by discomfort of feet and legs. ...Read more

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How many diseases affect the nervous system?

How many diseases affect the nervous system?

Far too many: We have numerous primary nervous system disorders, such as MS, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, epilepsy, migraine, BUT a host of systemic diseases can cause secondary neurological complications, such as diabetes, sarcoidosis, Lyme disease, Sjogren's, lupus. ...Read more

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How are common does cysticercosis affect the blurred vision?

How are common does cysticercosis affect the blurred vision?

Not common: This parasitic infection can get into the brain (neurocysticercosis) . In many cases, people will be asymptomatic since the immune system will kill it. However, a few people will have seizures (from brain swelling), and blindness (inflammation from parasites in the eye), especially when treatment with an anti-parasitic is initiated. An evaluation by an ophthalmologist before tx is recommended. ...Read more

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How can a disease of the nervous system affect balance?

How can a disease of the nervous system affect balance?

ANATOMICAL: Diseases of brain and spinal cord cause symptoms based on anatomical location of damage. Since a substantial area for balance is located in the cerebellum and brainstem connections, disruption here can result in loss of balance. In alcohol/ nutritional problems, there may be midline cerebellar atrophy leading to gait and leg incoordination. Some cancers have toxins hurting cerebellar neurons. ...Read more