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What is the difference between progresive multifocal leukoencephilopathy (pml) and reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome (rpls)?

What is the difference between progresive multifocal leukoencephilopathy (pml) and reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome (rpls)?

Different problems: Pml is a viral disease affecting the brain and occurs in patients with compromised immune systems such as those with aids, transplants, cancer, etc. Rpls is a reversible syndrome of headaches, seizures, confusion, and other symptoms due to medications, high blood pressure, etc. And improves upon treatment of the underlying disorder. ...Read more

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What does the term leukoencephalopathy mean?

What does the term leukoencephalopathy mean?

PML: Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy is a rapidly progressive viral infection of the brain caused by creutzfeldt jacob papova virus which affect support cells of the brain. Causes headaches, memory loss, speech & vision difficulties, changes in mental status, seizures, partial paralysis, limb weakness, incoordination, and finally coma & death. ...Read more

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What is ischemic leukoencephalopathy?

What is ischemic leukoencephalopathy?

A term: .. broadly used to indicate loss of neural white matter in the brain. Can be secondary to toxin exposure, infection, loss of normal oxygen delivery etc. and can be associated with localized or generalized slowing of central nervous system functional efficiency. ...Read more

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Is it possible that or does the drug methetrexate cause progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (pml)?

Is it possible that or does the drug methetrexate cause progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (pml)?

Yes: However, that issue is incredible rare if Methotrexate is used alone and not in combination with other agents including prednisone, biologics or other immunosuppressives. ...Read more

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What's pisa syndrome?

Pisa syndrome: A persistent administration of antipsychotic can produce persistent dystonia , which is called pisa syndrome. ...Read more

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What is mrkh syndrome?

What is mrkh syndrome?

MRKH Syndrome: Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome - the vagina & uterus are underdeveloped or absent. ...Read more

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What's downs syndrome?

What's downs syndrome?

Downs syndrome: Down syndrome is a genetic disorder that causes lifelong mental retardation, developmental delays and other problems. Down syndrome varies in severity, so developmental problems range from moderate to serious. ...Read more

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What's ribtip syndrome?

What's ribtip syndrome?

Rib-tip Syndrome: Rib-tip syndrome is also called “costo-iliac impingement syndrome”. It occurs when the top of the hip bone touches or rubs on the lowest rib & leads to pain. ...Read more

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What is berhs syndrome?

What is berhs syndrome?

Genetic blindness: This is an autosomal recessive disease (i.e., the patient inherits one defective gene from each parent), with progressive loss of vision and sometimes other neurologic problems. Carriers (one copy of the gene) may have some visual problems. There is no specific treatment, and my hope is that if you or someone you know is affected, good supportive care will be available. ...Read more

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What is sharpe syndrome?

What is sharpe syndrome?

Sharpe Syndrome : Its another name for mixed connective tissue disease, an autoimmune disease with features of systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, and polymyositis, sometime referred to as undifferentiated connective tissue disease. Individuals who have this condition are best served by a rheumatologist (an internist with subspecialty training in rheuamtology). ...Read more