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Doctor insights on: Is Nystagmus A Common Side Effect Of Neuroblastoma

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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Side Effect (Definition)

In medicine, a side effect is an effect, whether therapeutic or adverse, that is secondary to the one intended; although the term is predominantly employed to describe adverse effects, it can also apply to beneficial, but unintended, consequences of the ...Read more


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How common is neuroblastoma?

How common is neuroblastoma?

Relatively common: Childhood cancer is rare. That being said, neuroblastoma makes up 8-10% of childhood cancer, and is the most common cancer in infants. About 700 children are diagnosed with neuroblastoma in the us each year. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of neuroblastoma?

What are the common symptoms of neuroblastoma?

Variable: Weakness secondary to anemia. Pain secondary to tumor in bone marrow. Pallor, bruising, bleeding. Inability to walk and loss of developmental milestones. ...Read more

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How common is it to survive neuroblastoma?

Depends: It depends on the stage and the age at the time of diagnosis and treatment. Survival can be as high as 80-90%. It will of course go down if untreated or if tumor is poorly differentiated or metastatic or if patient is older than one year of age. ...Read more

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Is neuroblastoma common in teenagers?

Is neuroblastoma common in teenagers?

Rare.: Neuroblastoma is very rare in teenagers and is typically more difficult to treat than younger children with the disease. It is essential for a teenager diagnosed with neuroblastoma be treated at an academic medical center. In addition, because of the rarity, nationally recognized experts in neuroblastoma should be consulted by the local physician if needed. ...Read more

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I'm curious. How common is nystagmus? Also can ritalin cause it? What's the chance of it going away if nystagmus is acquired?

I'm curious. How common is nystagmus? Also can ritalin cause it? What's the chance of it going away if nystagmus is acquired?

Ritalin: Drugs.Com listed these possible ocular side effects: "visual disturbances, mydriasis, difficulties with accommodation, diplopia, and blurring of vision." i did not see nystagmus specifically listed. ...Read more

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I'm curious. How common is Nystagmus with Trileptal? I take 150mg a day. Does drug induced Nystagmus resolve with discontinuation of the med?

With overdose: Lamotrigine induced nystagmus has been reported with toxic levels. Your daily dose is of normal range but it is possible you were titrated up too quickly. You need to be weaned off the drug safely and I recommend calling your prescribing physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

Dr. Troy Reyna
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Neuroblastoma (Definition)

Neuroblastoma is a childhood cancer due to an over proliferation of abnormal nerve-type cells. Symptoms depend on the site of the tumor but can include failure to gain weight, loss of appetite, diarrhea, bone pain, ...Read more


Dr. Kenneth Adams
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Nystagmus (Definition)

Nystagmus is a condition in which a person's eyeballs jiggle back and forth. The rhythmic jiggling can be present at birth (congenital nystagmus) or it can begin later due to a brain ...Read more