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What is acute disseminated encephalo myelitis?

What is acute disseminated encephalo myelitis?

ADEM: Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis is a rare autoimmune disease affecting the brain & spinal cord, damaging the myelin & destroying the white matter. Symptoms are similar to Multiple sclerosis. It usually follows viral infection or vaccination. Symptoms start with fever, headaches, drowsiness, seizures. ...Read more

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Can myalgic encephalomyelitis be cured?

Can myalgic encephalomyelitis be cured?

ADEM: I am unfamiliar with "myalgic", but the disorder of acute demyelinating encephalomyelitis, is a condition in mainly children subsequent to upper repiratory infection or vaccination. Full recovery occurs in 70%, and treatment with steroids, plasmapheresis, ivig, or chemotherapy drugs has proven successful. ...Read more

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What is acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (adem)?

What is acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (adem)?

ADEM: A rare inflammatory demyelinating disease of the central nervous system. Is an autoimmune disease triggered by infection or vaccination. It starts with fever, headache & vomiting, then decrease consciousness & sometimes coma or seizures, muscle weakness & ataxia. ...Read more

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What exactly is acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (adem)?

What exactly is acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (adem)?

Childhood illness: Occurs in childhood, and typically monophasic, but could be confused with MS in some cases. Typically follows viral infection or vaccination and can result in diffuse encephalopathy. Classic MRI findings of large white matter lesions which light up with contrast help confirm. Typically does NOT recur. ...Read more

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What is acute encephalomyelitis?

What is acute encephalomyelitis?

Brain inflammation: It does not yell us the cause- infectious, inflammatory, toxic. It involves change in mental status. ...Read more

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What treatment do you suggest, me diagnosed myalgic encephalomyelitis with constant react. Infect. Ebv, cpn, cmv, hhv, etc, myocarditis, tachycardia?

What treatment do you suggest, me diagnosed myalgic encephalomyelitis with constant react. Infect. Ebv, cpn, cmv, hhv, etc, myocarditis, tachycardia?

Some gentle advice..: You must have been diagnosed by an md/do. Your case sounds complicated. How does the md who diagnosed you want to treat you? If you want another opinion, see another doctor. That's your right. Answering a question like yours is explicitly not the purpose of this website. For better or worse, our bodies aren't 6-cylinder chevys. You goof with your car, you can always get another one. ...Read more

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Guillain barre syndrome connected to eczema?

Guillain barre syndrome connected to eczema?

No connection: There is no relationship between guillain barre syncroe and eczea. ...Read more

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How does one get acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (adem)?

Trigger autoimmune: Adem is an autoimmune disease that is usually triggered by a preceding viral or bacterial infection. While there have been reports of adem following vaccinations, this is extremely unusual, and no overall increased risk has been found in wider ranging studies. Most importantly, the very real risk of the disease prevented by the vaccine is much higher than the theoretical risk of adem! ...Read more

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What causes spongioform encephalitis?

What causes spongioform encephalitis?

Great question: Spongiform is used by neuro pathologists to describe the appearance of the brain at autopsy. Many early cases could not be determined as to cause. The patient had a prolonged miserable course and then died. No specific cause could be found, but the brain was full of small holes like a sponge. We now know most are caused by latent viruses or prions. ...Read more

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A friend had chronic demyelinating polyneuropathy (cidp), then got chronic lymphocytic leukemia 2 years later. Is cidp paraneoplastic syndrome sometimes?

A friend had chronic demyelinating polyneuropathy (cidp), then got chronic lymphocytic leukemia 2 years later. Is cidp paraneoplastic syndrome sometimes?

Not likely: Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculopathy (cidp) is almost always an autoimmune condition incited by some antecedent infection--c. Jejuni, ebv, cmv, or another infection. Antibodies produced against the virus/ bacteria/ pathogen cross-react with the myelin sheath on the nerve roots, first causing guillain-barre (aidp), then later cidp. It's exceedingly rare that cancer could cause this. ...Read more

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What's olivopontine cerebellar atrophy?

What's olivopontine cerebellar atrophy?

Degenerative disease: A large group of sporadic and inherited disorders with symptom onset in the 5th decade of life. Main manifestations include ataxia, first in the legs then arms, hands and facial muscles.Characterized by extensive degeneration of the cerebellum, pontine nuclei and medullary olivary nuclei, opca's have been described with many other clinical findings. Treatment is symtom specific and variable. ...Read more

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What is chronic cutaneous lupus erthremyphosis

What is chronic cutaneous lupus erthremyphosis

See: Subacute cutaneous lupus is a subtype of lupus that can have a lupus and be associated with positive antibodies for sjogren's as well as thyroid disease. Rarely, does it ever transition to systemic lupus. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Can hashimoto's encephalopathy cause hyperosmia?

Can hashimoto's encephalopathy cause hyperosmia?

Hyperosmia: Hyperosmia is a hightened sense of smell. Most people with encephalitis have a decrease in smell (hypo-osmia). You need to have the radiologist check the last imaging study to ensure there are no masses in the olfactory tracts. PDT of the time this information in on the readings. Check with you ENT and they can look at the CT or MRI as well. Good luck and feel better! ...Read more

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Is progressive supranuclear palsy a demyelinating disease?

Is progressive supranuclear palsy a demyelinating disease?

PSP: Progressive supranuclear palsy: the disorder's long name indicates that the disease begins slowly and continues to get worse (progressive), and causes weakness (palsy) by damaging certain parts of the brain above pea-sized structures called nuclei that control eye movements (supranuclear). It is central; demyelinating conditions occur in the peripheral nervous system. ...Read more

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Whats wernicke encephalopathy?

Whats wernicke encephalopathy?

Deficiency of B1: It is a neurologic syndrome caused by a deficiency of vitamin b1. It is mostly confined to those with severe malnutrition, classically patients with alcoholism. It damages areas of the brain concerned with balance, eye movements and memory so those with the syndrome have difficulty walking ( ataxia) memory problems, and ey movement abnormalities. ...Read more

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Wernicke encephalopathy disability treatable?

Wernicke encephalopathy disability treatable?

Yes: If diagnosed before permanent damage the disease is easily treatable with b1 vitamin supplementation. ...Read more

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MRI brain results Impression- there is cerebral atrophy with subcortical WMC, consistent wit microangiopathic disease, demyelination, or giliosis?

MRI brain results  Impression- there is cerebral atrophy with subcortical WMC, consistent wit microangiopathic disease, demyelination, or giliosis?

Covering the bases: That signal that is seen in patients who age is seen very frequently. Most of the time it is what has become known as microangiopathic disease or small vessel disease. Demyelination and gliosis come with a more notable history. Gliosis or scarring and demyelination also produces symptoms that MRI is useful for. Depends on why you had the MRI in the first place. The first entity more common than 2 ...Read more