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What Are Demyelination Diseases Other Than Ms
See answer below: There are several demyelinating disease in the central nervous system. Among those, adem (acute disseminated encephalomyelitis), nmo (neuro myelitis optica), marburg or fulminant inflammatory demyelinating disease (idd) etc... Seek the help of a neurologist in order to be properly diagnosed and properly treated as treatments vary for these different conditions. ...Read more
Nerve fibers have a central axon insulated by myelin covering. Demyelination is damage to the myelin, and typically experienced in multiple sclerosis due to an autoimmune attack by lymphocytes, but may be seen also in hereditary leukodystrophies, acute encephalomyelitis, ...Read more
What infections besides borrelia could cause CNS demyelination and cns/neuro symptoms ? Just infections please...Not ms
Bartonella: Bartonella has been found to also cause CNS symptoms and it is a coinfection in the CNS with lyme in some cases. The tic that carried the borrelia infection could also have carried, bartonella, mycoplasma, ehrlichia and babesia. Bartonella does cause CNS symptoms. ...Read more
I have 13 small inactive demyelinations in the brain.Ms was excluded by a few neurologists. What could have caused them ?
Tests to exclude MS?: Tests that should be done to exclude ms include evoked potentials (visual, auditory, brainstem), MRI of the neuraxis (cervical and thoracic spine), and if unrevealing then a lumbar puncture to look for oligoclonal bands in the CSF but not in the serum. Only after those measures have been completed does one explore the more unusual causes. Good luck and well wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Got13small inactive demyelinations in the brain.Neurologists said not ms-demyelinations disposed different.Is pet scan enough to confirm or infirm ms?
How likely is it I have ms? Eye dr. Said i might after seeing mri. I have demyelination, 20/50 vision, numb hands, trouble concentrating migraines
Top of the head feels numb and i feel a burning sensation and pressure.Got 30small inactive demyelinations MS was excluded.Stays1-2weeks and goes away?
Inactive myelination: Thank you for your interesting question. So MS was excluded, but there are 30 inactive myelinations? Perhaps these were caused by smoking, an injury, or? The symptom you mentioned- numbness and burning on top of the head- is not one that suggests MS either. If you are otherwise feeling well, treat symtomatically (try ice?) If it continues to bother you, it may be time for another check up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If u have peripheral neuropathy & demylination on ncs does this point towards, or away from, als and ms? I've been terrified that I have als or ppms.
Good question: Get on a potent medicine (newer orals?), supplement vit d, follow low fat, low salt diet; avoid smoking, get aerobic exercise, manage stress, work closely with experienced neurologist, treat infections asap, avoid hot ambient surroundings, get relapses treated asap. Lastly, realize, that ms is a treatable and controllable disease in the year 2013, and we have loads of therapeutic choices now. ...Read more
Links do exist: The link between Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) has long been recognized, but only recently has the link between IBD and Multiple Sclerosis (MS) been appreciated. Ref. http://multiplesclerosisnewstoday.com/2014/10/06/researchers-find-link-between-multiple-sclerosis-ibd/ ...Read more
See below: Some hereditary problems called leukodystrophies, association with toxins, like glue sniffing, medication reactions, such as anti-cancer drugs. And, of course, many peripheral nerve problems which can demyelination of distal nerves, such as chronic inflammatory demyelinating radiculoneuropathy. ...Read more
My aunt was just diagnosed with MS and she is 33 or 34. How likely is this disease hereditary? I don't know of anybody else ever having this?
Multifactorial: Ms is not a genetic disorder, but does affect folks who are genetically susceptible, if specific environmental triggers are present. We are aware or prior ebstein-barr viral infections, low vitamin d, latitude prevalences, smoking risks, etc. You are not at any especial risk statistically due to your aunt's issues, indeed your risk is well under 0.5%. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
New neuro apt just got moved to monday! not 100% prepared yet any specific ?S to ask for (possibly diagnosing) ms, demyelinating, autoimmune disorder
See below: The best thing to do is to tell him or her your symptoms and bring up your concerns as what about what you may or may not have. ...Read more
Major: Wilson's: inherited disease of copper metabolism, with wing-beating tremors, dystonia, ataxia, speech issues, liver abnormalities. Diagnosed with copper and ceruloplamin levels, and slit lamp. MS: autoimmune disorder of brain, spinal cord, and eye, not genetic, not affecting liver, causing visual, strength, balance, coordination, cognitive and fatigue issues, diagnosed by MRI brain and cord. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please help. I can't stop obsessive worry about getting a disease like MS. I analyze every symptom over research & worry myself sick. What do I do?
My sis was diagnosis with MS in her back only, i thought that affected the whole body. How will this affect her since we don't understand the disease?
SPINAL CORD: Some folks have only lesions noted in the spinal cord, and lack lesions in brain. In this case, leg weakness, numbness, and maybe bowel or bladder problems might ensue, but please question the diagnosis, as she might possess neuromyelitis optica, and an nmo antibody study might assist. If it is indeed ms, please start potent disease modifying agent to control inflammation. ...Read more
In some cases: The most robust benefit of currently available treatment appears to be in the earlier phases of relapsing forms of ms. As times goes on, and with the development of progressive disability, there is a less obvious physical or cognitive benefit from such agents. While inflammation never ceases, loss of pathways in the central nervous system drives progressive loss of function. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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