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Doctor insights on: Viral Central Nervous System Diseases In Children

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What diseases most frequently affect the central nervous system?

What diseases most frequently affect the central nervous system?

Here's a list: Epilepsy, stroke, migraine, Parkinson's, Multiple Sclerosis, brain tumors, aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, Huntington's chorea, Alzheimer's, bacterial and viral meningitis, etc ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Central Nervous System (Definition)

System in humans is the brain and spinal column. The nerves that connect the CNS to the limbs, organs and the outside world is ...Read more


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Is Huntington's disease a disorder of the central nervous system?

Is Huntington's disease a disorder of the central nervous system?

Yes: Huntingtons disease affects neurons within the brain. This can result in atrophy (shrinking) of the brain. ...Read more

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What disease causes the immune system to attack its own central nervous system?

What disease causes the immune system to attack its own central nervous system?

There are a number: Inflammation of the CNS causing damage should normally not occur. Unfortunately, for reasons that are not clear, this can and does happen, an in many cases this leads to irreparable damage. For a didactic review, PubMed is a good place to start looking. ...Read more

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My mom has a rare central nervous system disease and there is no help! What can we do?

My mom has a rare central nervous system disease and there is no help! What can we do?

Check to see: Where the specialists are on this condition in the us. See if there are any on-going studies for this condition. Educate yourselves as much as possible. ...Read more

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How do diseases attack the central nervous system?

How do diseases attack the central nervous system?

Is this for a school: Project? I see you have quite a few general nervous system questions that are all quite general. The type I might have asked when I was teaching college. This question is too general for 400 characters or less and I wouldn't want to take away one's opportunity to earn a grade (and an education fairly). ...Read more

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Huntington's disease, an often fatal disease of the central nervous system, is inherited from a dominant alle, is this right?

Huntington's disease, an often fatal disease of the central nervous system, is inherited from a dominant alle, is this right?

Yes: Autosomal dominant disorder with the presence of excess numbers of tri-nucleotide repeats within the Huntington's gene on human chromosome 4. ...Read more

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What causes disorder of the central nervous system?

See below: Might produce a better answer if you can describe the kind of disorder you have in mind. Generally, the central nervous system consists of the brain and the spinal cord. So all factors that can damage them or lead to defects in them can cause disorders. ...Read more

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What are different diseases of the central nervous system?

Guidance: There are far too many diseases of the central nervous system to list here, but the classics are Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, strokes, Multiple Sclerosis, epilepsies, brain tumors, intracranial bleeding, etc. Best way to learn more is to find a bookstore, and get consumer book about neurological conditions. ...Read more

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Inability to control temps, Tachy Brady, aspiration, reflux. Geneticist suggested peripheral or central nervous system disorder. Like what?

Inability to control temps, Tachy Brady, aspiration, reflux. Geneticist suggested peripheral or central nervous system disorder. Like what?

Brainstem problem?: Speculating: Cardioacceleratory-cardioinhibitory nucleus is in the medulla oblongata. So is the nucleus ambiguus (control of pharyngeal muscles). The thermoregulatory center is distant, in the preoptic anterior hypothalamus, BUT descending fibers pass through the medulla because everything must. So it could be a multisystem CNS problem or localized to the medulla. Call in a pediatric neurologist. ...Read more

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I've heard that the brain, spinal cord and other central nervous system tissue is where mad cow disease is found. Would steak be ok to eat?

I've heard that the brain, spinal cord and other central nervous system tissue is where mad cow disease is found. Would steak be ok to eat?

Well... muscles cont: Contain nerves. I would not eat any part of the cow that had mad cow. But... Eating the brain and spinal cord or tail (which contains the spinal cord) would obviously be worse than a slice of steak. ...Read more

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What kinds of medications are given to people with nervous system diseases?

NS diseases: The list is too extensive to enumerate on. Basically, it depends on the type of nervous system disease we are treating, for example Sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) for Parkinson's disease. ...Read more

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Does m.S. Only attack the central nervous system?

Does m.S. Only attack the central nervous system?

Yes: Multiple sclerosis (ms) is an autoimmune disease (body's defense system attacking itself) that involves the central nervous system. Central nervous is composed of the brain and spinal cord. Myelin sheaths protect and insulate nerve cells; in ms the myelin sheaths on the axons (longer parts of the nerve cells) are inflamed and damaged, leading to scar development seen in white matter of the brain. ...Read more

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Do nervous system diseases always attack the myelin sheath?

Do nervous system diseases always attack the myelin sheath?

Various mechanisms: The classic neurological diseases that involve myelin are Multiple Sclerosis, and Neuromyelitis Optica. Both Alzheimer's and Parkinson's involve nerve cell dysfnctn, and resultant neurotransmitter deficiencies. Some peripheral nerve disorders attack the central axon, and are termed axonal neuropathies. ...Read more

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Cns (Definition)

CNS stands for central nervous system and consists of the brain ...Read more