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I need information on treatment of multifocal choroiditis?

I need information on treatment of multifocal choroiditis?

Immunosuppressives: Mfc is usually an autoimmune condition but can sometimes be caused by an infection so treatment depends on the cause. Most patients though are treated with drugs that suppress the immune system like prednisone, methotrexate, Mycophenolate Mofetil and cyclosporine. Some newer drugs include Remicade (infliximab) and humira. Some drugs are injected directly into the eye like Bevacizumab and triamcinolone. ...Read more

Choroiditis (Definition)

Inflammation of the tissue ...Read more


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Are there any treatment for multifocal choroiditis?

Are there any treatment for multifocal choroiditis?

Difficult answer: This entity needs to carefully assessed ; classified by a retina specialist who could give you the latest ideas on this. ...Read more

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I am a 39 yr old female diagnosed with multifocal choroiditis. I have had numerous tests. What is a typical time frame for vision loss?

I am a 39 yr old female diagnosed with multifocal choroiditis. I have had numerous tests. What is a typical time frame for vision loss?

Choroiditis: This eye problem should always be treated by an ophthalmologist as it can cause very serious eye problems. It is wise to live a very healthy life style, do not smoke or use illicit drugs. Eat a nourishing diet with lots of antioxidant fruits and vegetables and take supplement general vitamins. One of the most prevalent vitamin shortages is vitamin d3 (check blood level) and omega 3s. ...Read more

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What is multifocal choroiditis?

What is multifocal choroiditis?

Choroiditis: The disease affects otherwise healthy young patients in their third decade (average age, 34 y; range, 6-74 y), with an incidence of bilateral involvement of 80%. The principle presenting symptom is usually blurry vision with or without photophobia. Mild ocular pain may occur, accompanied by complaints of metamorphopsia, floaters, scotomas, etc. Fundus examination reveals multiple, small, dots. ...Read more

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Any treatment of multifocal motor neuropathy?

Any treatment of multifocal motor neuropathy?

Neuropathy: Treatment for multifocal motor neuropathy varies. Some individuals experience only mild, modest symptoms and require no treatment. For others, treatment generally consists of intravenous immunoglobulin (ivig) or immunosuppressive therapy with cyclophosphamide. ...Read more

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What causes multifocal pvcs, what is the treatment for multifocal pvcs, and how dangerous are they?

What causes multifocal pvcs, what is the treatment for multifocal pvcs, and how dangerous are they?

PVCs: For the most part, they're benign. They're premature ventricular contractions that arise from different sites in the ventricle. There's not overwhelming evidence that in healthy people with asymptomatic pvcs that they're at risk for anything bad happening, and most docs wouldn't treat people with asymptomatic pvcs. But if you have other heart problems, you should consult with your cardiologist. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with multifocal motor sensory demyelinating neuropathy. Why did they have me get a spinal tap? When will I start treatment

I was diagnosed with multifocal motor sensory demyelinating neuropathy. Why did they have me get a spinal tap?  When will I start treatment

Couple answers: The spinal tap mainly evaluates protein levels to differentiate the condition from other presenting illnesses. If the evaluation is finished, you should be placed on infusions of IVIG in the near future (best within the next few weeks), and treatment should be provided every 3-4 weeks. ...Read more

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I have multifocal pvcs. I have read these a considered dangerous. If you havr aa structural normal heart is this still true? What treatment for these?

I have multifocal pvcs. I have read these a considered dangerous. If you havr aa structural normal heart is this still true? What treatment for these?

Yes with structural : Yes it can be serious in the presence of structural heart disease or ischemic heart disease.It requires further work up especially if you are symptomatic & possibly treatment.In the absence of heart disease & no electrolyte imbalance does not require treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for superficial multifocal basal cell carcinoma?

Mohs surgery: Mohs surgery is the gold standard for treatment of skin cancers with highest cure rate (99%). It is important that you verify that your mohs surgeon is recognized as a fellowship-trained surgeon. Only members of the american college of mohs surgery (acms) are fellowship trained to perform mohs surgery and are listed on their website directory. The link to the acms is: http://www.Mohscollege.Org/. ...Read more

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Multiform pvcd and multifocal pvcs and couplets. No heart disease heart structually normal. Normal eco and stress. What treatment is recommened?

Multiform pvcd and multifocal pvcs and couplets. No heart disease heart structually normal. Normal eco and stress. What treatment is recommened?

May not need treatin: Depending on your age and risk factors you may need a stress test. If you feel well and no structural heart disease nothing more needs be done beyond making sure electrolytes are normal. Treatment indicated if you are significantly symptomatic and heart pump is weak. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with serpiginous choroiditis. Looking for more information on it. Can anyone help?

Rare disease: Serpiginous choroiditis is a rare, usually bilateral, chronically recurring, acute inflammatory entity which affects otherwise healthy middle-aged men or women. Usually causing painless decrease in vision. Both eyes are commonly affected, although the second eye may not develop lesions for weeks to years after the first eye. The exact cause of serpiginous choroiditis is not known. ...Read more

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What is the risk of having multifocal carcinoid tumors in stomach and duodenal type-1 and what is the latest news about available treatments?

What is the risk of having multifocal carcinoid tumors in stomach and duodenal type-1 and what is the latest news about available treatments?

REcurrence: Type i gastric carcinoids are the most common and usually do not metastasize. They require careful surveillance with endoscopic resection for the smaller lesions and antrectomy for multifocal and larger recurrences. Reduction of gastrin levels felt to be helpful. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is tays sach choroiditis?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is tays sach choroiditis?

Tay Sachs: Tay–Sachs disease is a rare autosomal recessive genetic disorder. In retina of the eye, one can see a "cherry red spot" which is actually the normal choroid circulation seen against the whiter background of surrounding retinal ganglion cells with deposits of sphingolipid. There is no cure for Tay Sachs. "Tay's choroiditis" is a term for age related macular degeneration used until the early 1900s. ...Read more

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Anyone hear of serpiginous choroiditis?

Anyone hear of serpiginous choroiditis?

Immunosuppressives: Serpiginous choroidits is an autoimmune condition that affects the critical layer under the retina but can rarely be caused by an infection so treatment depends on the cause. Most patients though are treated with drugs that suppress the immune system like prednisone, methotrexate, Mycophenolate Mofetil and cyclosporine. Newer meds include Remicade (infliximab) and humira. Treatment can be life long. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is serpiginous choroiditis?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is serpiginous choroiditis?

Rare disease. : Serpiginous choroiditis is a rare, usually bilateral, chronically recurring, acute inflammatory entity which affects otherwise healthy middle-aged men or women. Usually causing painless decrease in vision. Both eyes are commonly affected, although the second eye may not develop lesions for weeks to years after the first eye. The exact cause of serpiginous choroiditis is not known. ...Read more

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Whats serpiginous choroiditis?

Whats serpiginous choroiditis?

Inflammation in eye: Serpiginous choroiditis is an uncommon inflammatory disease of the back of the eye. We don't fully understand the cause of this disease, but it is believe to result from our own immune system attacking the cells in the back of the eye. This can result in destruction of the retina and damage to the vision. Most doctors treat with steroids and other anti-inflammatory medications. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about or know anyone with serpiginous choroiditis?

Rare disease. : Serpiginous choroiditis is a rare, usually bilateral, chronically recurring, acute inflammatory entity which affects otherwise healthy middle-aged men or women. Usually causing painless decrease in vision. Both eyes are commonly affected, although the second eye may not develop lesions for weeks to years after the first eye. The exact cause of serpiginous choroiditis is not known. ...Read more