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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. Abraham Jaskiel
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Cysticercosis (Definition)

Cysticercosis = Taenia ...Read more


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Are seizures common with cysticercosis of the nervous system?

Are seizures common with cysticercosis of the nervous system?

Yes: Those of us in southern us see lots of cistercercosis. The tapeworm gets into muscle and the develops cysts in the brain. When the cysts break down, they cause a severe inflammation that causes seizures. The cysts are dying, but create epilepsy as they do. They may calcify and leave scars. Some resolve and seizures also resolve. ...Read more

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Are mortality rates high with cysticercosis of the nervous system?

Are mortality rates high with cysticercosis of the nervous system?

Low: In most patients with neurocysticercosis, the prognosis is good. Associated seizures seem to improve after treatment with anticysticercal drugs and, once treated, the seizures are controlled by a first-line antiepileptic agent. Duration of treatment, however, is not defined. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1168656-overview#aw2aab6b2b4aa. ...Read more

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Wisdom tooth pulled last Friday, gave me alot numbing, nauseated, nervousness, diaherrea. felt this way since thenhow long till out of system complete?

Wisdom tooth pulled last Friday, gave me alot numbing, nauseated, nervousness, diaherrea. felt this way since thenhow long till out of system complete?

Vague: Hard to say without a history and being aware of the pre-extraction issues and how the surgery actually proceeded. I would call the dentist/oral surgeon to ask ...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 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 common is cysticercosis as a complication of tapeworms?

How common is cysticercosis as a complication of tapeworms?

Not common: Though parasitic infections can occur concurrently, this combination is not common. ...Read more

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If Effexor (venlafaxine) treats anxiety disorders, why is nervousness a common side-effect?

If Effexor (venlafaxine) treats anxiety disorders, why is nervousness a common side-effect?

Anxiety modulation: Some antidepressants modulate ; treat anxiety ; are the backbone treatment of anxiety. All can increase anxiety levels if not started at very small dosages ; titrated slowly ; carefully by the treating physician. We use them with good results in our center, but not all types of anxiety respond to it well. Some respond better to other meds i.e. Citalopram or fluvoxamine. Good luck ; feel better. ...Read more

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I'm taking 150 mg of Effexor-XR for GAD. Anxiety & nervousness are listed as common side-effects. Tense now: side-effect (lower dose) or increase it?

I'm taking 150 mg of Effexor-XR for GAD. Anxiety & nervousness are listed as common side-effects.  Tense now: side-effect (lower dose) or increase it?

Normal dose: As you mentioned, this is a side effect that can occur with Effexor (venlafaxine) XR. Generally, these side effects are transient and go away after a few days. However, this dose is generally achieved after a 1-2 week titration period. Best bet is to call the prescribing doctor and tell them what's happening since they know your history. If manageable, try to stick with it for a few more days. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What are the common causes of disease in the nervous system?

What are the common causes of disease in the nervous system?

Suggestions: There are far too many common neurological conditions to address here. If you have a keen interest, several general neurologist textbooks are readily available, and online, Wikipedia could be a start. ...Read more

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What can the integumetary and the nervous system have in common?

What can the integumetary and the nervous system have in common?

Embryonic origin: Look up 'ectoderm'! in early embryologic development, cells differentiate into three main types: endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm. These three layers give rise to all the tissues of the body. The ectoderm further develops into the nervous system, organs of special sense, such as eyes and ears, skin, nails, hair and mucous membranes of the mouth and anus. ...Read more