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Doctor insights on: What Are Demyelination Diseases Other Than Ms

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What are demyelination diseases other than ms?

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

Demyelination (Definition)

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


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What infections besides borrelia could cause CNS demyelination and cns/neuro symptoms ? Just infections please...Not ms

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

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I have 13 small inactive demyelinations in the brain.Ms was excluded by a few neurologists. What could have caused them ?

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 more

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Got13small inactive demyelinations in the brain.Neurologists said not ms-demyelinations disposed different.Is pet scan enough to confirm or infirm ms?

Got13small inactive demyelinations in the brain.Neurologists said not ms-demyelinations disposed different.Is pet scan enough to confirm or infirm ms?

Will not help: Your lesions might be due to head injury smoking, hypertension, or migraine but could also be RIS, an early sign of MS. PET WON't dfferentiate but spinal tap or repeat MRI both brain and neck in 6 months might be considered ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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What can I do to calm down my MS disease?

What can I do to calm down my MS disease?

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

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Can beh├žet's disease be missdiagnosed as ms?

Have seen it.: If there is question of confusing diagnosis, may need a team approach, such as neurology, ophthalmology, and maybe rheumatology. Need established and confirmed diagnosis, as treatment varies. ...Read more

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Can Crohn's disease be a trigger for MS and AS?

Can Crohn's disease be a trigger for MS and AS?

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

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Which other diseases is associated with demyelinating disease besides ms?

Which other diseases is associated with demyelinating disease besides ms?

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