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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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Dr. Chad Levitt
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Mortality (Definition)

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Is spinal meningitis fatal?

Is spinal meningitis fatal?

Meningitis: Untreated there will be a very high mortality rate, but if treated, many patients will survive, but the mortality rate will depend upon the causative organism, the rapidity with which therapy is initiated, and the underlying age and health status of the person infected. ...Read more

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Explain HIV nervous system complications?

Explain HIV nervous system complications?

Multiple: Aids related complex can certainly cause a peripheral neuropathy with distinct numbness, tingling and weakness. Dementia in younger males may be another association. Have seen spinal cord involvement and also seizures and myoclonus. More insidious are the secondary opportunistic infections, such as pml and parasitic brain invasions. These are just some of the problems. ...Read more

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What is the life span after diagnosis of central nervous system CNS vasculitis?

What is the life span after diagnosis of central nervous system CNS vasculitis?

Highly variable: Depends on root cause and treatment response. Sometimes it will relapse and remit, other times it can spontaneously resolve. ...Read more

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What nervous system diseases cause paralysis?

What nervous system diseases cause paralysis?

Too numerous: Could be a neuromuscular disorder such as myasthenia gravis, an acute polyneuritis such as Guillain-Barre, trauma to spinal cord, a severe stroke, an infection such as botulism, a chronic problem such as end-stage motor neuron disease, etc. If this refers to you or a relationship, you might wish a Concierge visit to discuss. ...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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How do diseases attack the central nervous system?

How do diseases attack the central nervous system?

Is this for a school: Project? I see you have quite a few general nervous system questions that are all quite general. The type I might have asked when I was teaching college. This question is too general for 400 characters or less and I wouldn't want to take away one's opportunity to earn a grade (and an education fairly). ...Read more

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Is bowel cancer lethal?

Is bowel cancer lethal?

Depends: It depends. See my prior answer on colon cancer. The "bowels" can include more than colon cancer, but depending on the stage and other factors gi/bowel/colon cancer can be cured. ...Read more

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Does drugs attack the central nervous system?

Does drugs attack the central nervous system?

Which drugs? Attack?: Many drugs act on the brain, some because they are meant to, others as side effects. Very few drugs damage the cns. The ones that are known to cause permanent changes are alcohol and stimulants like cocaine/crack and methamphetamine when used for long periods. Tolerance to opioids and benzodiazepines takes a year or so to disappear completely, but the effects are thengone. ...Read more

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Does m.S. Only attack the central nervous system?

Does m.S. Only attack the central nervous system?

Yes: Multiple sclerosis (ms) is an autoimmune disease (body's defense system attacking itself) that involves the central nervous system. Central nervous is composed of the brain and spinal cord. Myelin sheaths protect and insulate nerve cells; in ms the myelin sheaths on the axons (longer parts of the nerve cells) are inflamed and damaged, leading to scar development seen in white matter of the brain. ...Read more

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What viral disease attacks the nervous system?

What viral disease attacks the nervous system?

Many: Looks like Zika has just joined the list, but others include herpes simplex and zoster, West Nile, a multitude of equine viruses, Japanese B, Ebola, etc. Caveat: many of these infections are carried by mosquitos and biting insects!!! ...Read more

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Is Huntington's disease a disorder of the central nervous system?

Is Huntington's disease a disorder of the central nervous system?

Yes: Huntingtons disease affects neurons within the brain. This can result in atrophy (shrinking) of the brain. ...Read more

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How risky is brain operation in Parkinson's disease?

How risky is brain operation in Parkinson's disease?

Routine risk: More and more dbs units are being surgically implanted into brains of parkinson pts, and if there is need for surgery for another reason, risk should be about similar to pts without the disorder. Main problem in this age group is the presence of medicine for cardiac or stroke prevention which could prolong bleeding if not stopped pre-operatively. ...Read more

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Are brain aneurysms usually fatal?

Are brain aneurysms usually fatal?

Sometimes: There is good amount of study performed on the natural history of brain aneurysms. Aneurysms under 5 mm tend to have a low rate of rupture an hence not very dangerous. Conversely, the larger aneurysms (specially those larger than 1 cm) are very dangerous and every time they bleed kill 50% of the patients. Hence, if your aneurysm has not ruptured, it is important to discuss the risks with a md. ...Read more

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Can you tell me examples for central nervous system, peripheral nervous system, somatic nervous system?

Can you tell me examples for central nervous system, peripheral nervous system, somatic nervous system?

OK: Central nervous system - brain & spinal cord Peripheral nervous system - all the nerves that come out from the brain and spinal cord. Within the peripheral nervous system you have 'somatic' and 'visceral' nervous systems. Somatic refers to muscle, skeleton, skin. Visceral refers to internal organs. In a nutshell! ...Read more

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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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How deadly is brain cancer?

How deadly is brain cancer?

Depends.: Different types of brain cancer. Some are benign tumors that push on the brain like meningioma, slow growers. Some are malignant and spread through the brain quickly and if untreatable could end in death in about 9 months. Hope that clears up any doubts. ...Read more

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Is primary brain cancer a rare disease?

No: Primary brain cancer- brain cancer that starts in the brain such as astrocytomas are not rare. They are diagnosed about 17, 000 times each year. The most common tumor occurring in the population over the age of 40 is glioma. ...Read more

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Cysticercosis (Definition)

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