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Doctor insights on: Multiple Sclerosis South Africa

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Sclerosis (Definition)

We neurologists employ the term to describe localized damage involving the central nervous system, and sclerosis means scarring. If in many areas, might be multiple sclerosis. If affecting the motor nerve cell, ...Read more


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Are there many infectious diseases in emerging countries?

Are there many infectious diseases in emerging countries?

It's Inevitable!: In emerging countries, the encroachment of civilization into virgin forest will displace many animals and other organisms that may become a new disease. Alternatively, genetic reassortment of species- specific microbes will enable them to infect us or else, cause them to become virulent when they were once benign. ...Read more

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Who discovered multiple sclerosis?

Who discovered multiple sclerosis?

Charcot: The French neurologist Charcot is credited with identifying MS as a distinct entity for the first time. ...Read more

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Is multiple sclerosis fatal?

Is multiple sclerosis fatal?

Not usually: Ms is a chronic neurological condition, characterized by episodes of neurological disability of variable severity and recovery. A minority of inidividuals can have a very aggressive course, and become so disabled that they are at risk of secondary medical complications which may be fatal. There are subtypes of MS which are so aggressive that a fatal outcome can happen. Fortunately these are rare. ...Read more

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Statistics for diabetes mellitus type 2 in arabian gulf countries?

Statistics for diabetes mellitus type 2 in arabian gulf countries?

About 25%: It is known that uae has the second highest prevalence of diabetes worldwide with 25% of the population affected. ...Read more

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Is multiple sclerosis preventable?

Is multiple sclerosis preventable?

No: Population studies have suggest that mononucleosis in adolescence, smoking, and possibly childhood obesity are risks for developing ms. However ms is a complex variable disease requiring genetic predisposition along with some environmental trigger(s), possibly influenced by hormones, immune system priming from certain infectious agents. ...Read more

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How many people are there in Africa living with hiv-2?

How many people are there in Africa living with hiv-2?

Hiv in africa: In 2010 there were approx 23 million people infected with HIV in africa. ...Read more

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Iis there anyone who has multiple sclerosis and taking tysabri (natalizumab)?

Iis there anyone who has multiple sclerosis and taking tysabri (natalizumab)?

Tysabri (natalizumab): I dont know the numbers but there are several patients who are taking injections of tysabri (natalizumab). ...Read more

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Statistics for diabetes mellitus type 2 in children middle east countries?

Statistics for diabetes mellitus type 2 in children middle east countries?

Related to Obesity: When children go beyond a body mass index of 28 (there are charts for children bmi) specially if one parent or worse 2 have heavy family history of type 2, you have to change life style to bring that body mass index down. Statistics are against you if you do not. ...Read more

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How common are mosquito borne diseases in the louisiana, usa? Are they curable?

How common are mosquito borne diseases in the louisiana, usa? Are they curable?

Hopefully the link: Below would be of help! take care! http://www.Ohsep.Louisiana.Gov/factsheets/mosquitosmart.Htm. ...Read more

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How many skin cancer cases are in different countries, say sweden vs. France, etc...?

How many skin cancer cases are in different countries, say sweden vs. France, etc...?

Less sun=fewer cases: The best places to find skin cancer are countries where the native population is very dark-complected but fair skinned people have moved in. So the southern us, australia, and south africa are all high on the list. Had pale people never moved to these places there would be very little skin cancer there as the native americans, aborigines, and africans are all well-suited to live in intense sun. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors for catching west nile encephalitis?

What are the risk factors for catching west nile encephalitis?

Mosquito bite: West nile occurs in epidemics, usually during summer, and seems to afflict humans and horses most often. Carried by mosquitoes and these bites infect the victim. ...Read more

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Are there any Parkinson's disease research centers in tennessee?

Are there any Parkinson's disease research centers in tennessee?

Yes, Absolutely!!: Stay physically, mentally & spiritually (if important to you) active, to keep yourself in best physical condition & spirits. See a movement didorder specialist or at least a good local neurologist for Dopamine medication treatment, advice, education & inspiration to fight your pd! Azilect is a great med to start with, then possibly a 24 hour lasting Dopamine agonist like Requip xl or Neupro (rotigotine) :). ...Read more

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Encephalitis from west nile virus. What is death rate/cute rate? What treatments are available

Encephalitis from west nile virus. What is death rate/cute rate? What treatments are available

Hard to say: Some studies have quoted mortality from neuroinvasive cases of wnv ~5%, but this must be a huge overestimate. Maybe 3 in 1000 of all cases are severe (or neuroinvasive), so you might guess less than 1 in 5000 cases die. Most of the deaths appear to come in the elderly, chronically ill or immunosuppressed. Treatment is mainly supportive (including intubation & ventilation in severe cases). ...Read more

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How commonly is charge syndrome diagnosed in south africa ?

How commonly is charge syndrome diagnosed in south africa ?

CHARGE syndrome: Roughly 1 in 10,000. The highest incidence was 1 in 8500 in Canada.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1586184/ ...Read more

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Is malaria prevalent in the south america?

Is malaria prevalent in the south america?

Malaria: Malaria is prevalent in certain areas of south america. The cdc website is a good resource to look up how common diseases, such as malaria, are in a particular country. For malaria you may want to look at: http://www.Cdc.Gov/malaria/travelers/country_table/a.Html. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Multiple Sclerosis (Definition)

A progressive disease that interferes with the functioning of the central nervous system and brain. Symptoms include numbness, impairment of speech and of muscular coordination, blurred ...Read more