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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What is the best treatment for chronic recurrent multifocal osteomylitis; nsaid, s don't work? Is methotrexate an appropriate treatment for a 12 yr old
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
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?
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