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If lattice degeneration is area of atrophy of peripheral retinal pigment epithelium, can it be considered analogous to atrophy of skin epithelium?
Atrophy usually refers to the skin-as you get older or if you have had alot of sun in the past-the dermis (that is the layer below the top layer which is called the epidermis) gets thinner and the skin looks more wrinked. Muscles and fat can also get thinner -this is another form of atrophy. Even the top layer gets thinner ...Read more
I have periferal neuropathy in my lower legs, but now I have muscular atrophy in my upper legs, what can I do about the atrophy?
Some reasons:: Sounds like a fairly progressive problem which needs to be clearly diagnosed. You could possess an immune inflammatory neuropathy which could readily respond to ivig, or you might have a motor neuron disorder, or you might possess a cauda equine syndrome, instead of a neuropathy. In short, this needs concerted expert attention. See a neuromuscular specialist at your nearby medical school. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Radiology.What is a small focal of cortical atrophy in the mid left cerebellar hemisphere peripherally with mild widening of the adjacent sulci?
What symptoms would you have if the peripheral nerves were severely damaged and died would you slowly perish?
No: The muscles that are supplied by those nerves will atrophy and you will notice decrease in size of those muscles. You can loose sensation and/or motor to limbs/muscles/dermatomes depending what nerves are injured and how bad they injured. Treatment will be based on increasing function and independence and avoiding further nerve injury. Even with severe neuropathy, you can still lead a full life. ...Read more
Several: Several including: muscle biopsy, peripheral nerve biopsy, electrodiagnostic studies, blood tests as well as imaging studies of the spine and possibly brain depending on other clinical symptoms or findings as well as the history of this problem and family history if pertinent. A neurologist would be the one to see for a complete evaluation. ...Read more
None of above: This is a peripheral neuropathy, predominantly affecting small fibres, and may be associated with burning pain over feet and hands, but pain maybe more widespread. Exam can show decrease in pin and temperature sensations. There are a limited number of conditions causing this, and diagnosis can readily lead to treatment success. This has little in common with MSA or ALS. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neuropathy: Muscles atrophy for a number of reasons. They can atrophy from malnutrition. They can atrophy from diseases that affect the central and peripheral nervous systems. In the case of diabetes, the most common cause of atrophy is the development of peripheral neuropathy which damages the nerves mainly in the legs but can also affect the arms. This causes loss of sensation, pain and sometimes atrophy. ...Read more
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