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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
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
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