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Hello doctors, can viral meningitis affect motor skills or brain function in child?

Hello doctors, can viral meningitis affect motor skills or brain function in child?

Depends on the virus: The majority of viruses produce mild to moderate symptoms during the illness and rare if any long term complications. However, herpes virus can produce major damage and long term complications (CP,Death).It can occur in the newborn period or later in life with a variable level of intensity.It attacks both the brain coverings (meninges) and the brain substance (encephalitis). ...Read more

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Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more

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Could my motor skills or handwriting specifically have been affected by the results of chemo therapy?

Maybe: Some chemotherapies can cause neuropathy or nerve damage which can impair fine motor skills. Some of the most common chemotherapy which can do this woud be docetaxel, paclitaxel, revlamid, thalidomide, cisplatin, vincristine, vinblastine. There are others though so it is best to discuss with your oncologist especially if your still on chemotherapy because the dosage may need to be decreased. ...Read more

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Living with a Brain Tumor (Checklist)

Watch for seizures
Once
Perform gait exercises
Weekly
Follow up with neurosurgeon
Monthly
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What would cause sudden speech changes, loss of motor skills and loss of memory.?

What would cause sudden speech changes, loss of motor skills and loss of memory.?

Complex problem: Brain damage from stroke, hemorrhage, trauma, drugs all can present like this including brain or associated structure infection. ...Read more

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I have very poor fine motor skills: my hand writing is terrible, im awkward with my hands and its very frustrating. Is there a medical cause for this?

Yes, need specialist: Fine motor skills generally involves proper use of fingers in conjunction with the eyes and the brain. The problem described requires a careful history by a knowledgable physician. For example your age, is it new, is it progressive, is it lifelong, is it a problem developed after head trauma etc. You need a fine neurologist. Allow me to refer you to a 'colleague', dr. Arielle kurzweil. ...Read more

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Living with a Brain Tumor (Checklist)

Maintain good sleep habits to avoid seizures
Daily
Be careful to take medications on time and at the proper dosage
Daily
Maintain good nutrition and avoid hunger
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What could cause extreme dizziness, loss of motor skills, and lower back with quad pains, but no fever?

What could cause extreme dizziness, loss of motor skills, and lower back with quad pains, but no fever?

Acute rhabdomyolysis: Many illness can cause above symptoms. Als / rhabdomyolysis stroke, meningitis etc. You need to see an doctor to get a detailed history /physical and further w/u including MRI of brain to rule out brain tumor. ...Read more

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What kinds of exercises can I do with my child to help him develop his motor skills faster?

What kinds of exercises can I do with my child to help him develop his motor skills faster?

A lot: Most face to face interactions with children help them develop their motor skills. Doing projects together with puzzles, legos, riding bikes, or tricycle, playing hide and seek..... You name it. As long as your child is actively participating, they are developing their motor skills and problem solving so get down on the floor or mat with your child and have fun. ...Read more

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Living with a Brain Tumor (Checklist)

Eat a balanced diet
once
Tell doctor about neurological changes
once
Get EEG if you have lapses
once
Follow doctors advise
once
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What are fine and gross motor skills?

What are fine and gross motor skills?

Little vs. big: Fine motor skills involve small movements (fingers, toes, lips, wrists, tongue) such as picking up a raisin, grabbing a cup. Gross motor skills involve larger muscles (arms, legs, trunk, feet) and big movements such as running, jumping, hopping, walking. ...Read more

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