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Static Encephalopathy Diagnosis
A doctor diagnosed my 26 weeks premature baby with static encephalopathy and may have PVL at risk for spastic cerebral palsy (spastic diplega)?
Yes ?: That is a condition common in micro premi's. If you have a specific related question please start over and submit it.You have essentially just provided a statement, but no clear question.Your submissions are not linked and go out at random to the public site. ...Read more
GENERIC TERM: The meaning is nonspecific and refers to brain (encephalo), pathology (pathy). That is any brain abnormality which might be diffuse, could be labeled with term. Does not imply any causation or actual underlying diagnosis. ...Read more
I have a history of epilepsy. Last nov i was hospitalized after having multiple seizures in one day. I was then diagnosis w/ encephalopathy. What is that and what does it mean? Did my seizures cause this?
Technical: "Encephalopathy", a very broad term, means pathology of the "encephal" - brain. In practical terms: many causes. Could cause the seizures or result from them. You'll need more detail on the type of encephalopathy and how your neurologist feels this is related to your seizures. The state of encephalopathy could be temporary, permanent, resolving, or progressive. See a neurologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Post-anoxic?: Post-anoxic encephalopathy occurs when the brain is deprived of oxygen for a period of time. There are many causes of this including when a patient suffers a cardiac arrest and survives a prolonged resuscitation attempt. Sometimes, in this case, the body survives but the brain suffers a severe injury and the patient does not awaken. ...Read more
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