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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Vcjd (Definition)

vCJD is a form of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, which is a rare neurodegenerative disease. As opposed to "classic" CJD, which starts typically in patients over 65 years old, vCJD begins primarily with psychiatric symptoms, in younger patients (<30 years old on average) than other types of CJD and has a longer duration from start ...Read more


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What happens to people who get mad cow disease?

What happens to people who get mad cow disease?

Dementia: Mad cow disease in humans is typically referred to cruzfeld jacob disease symptoms is are a rapidly progressive dementia and jerking movements. ...Read more

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Can you explain mad cow disease?

Can you explain  mad cow disease?

Prion disease: Mad cow disease or bse (bovine spongiform encephalopathy) is a progressive neurological disorder of cattle that results from infection by an unusual transmissible agent called a prion. ...Read more

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What causes a person to have mad cow disease?

What causes a person to have mad cow disease?

Mad cow disease: Mad cow disease is an infectious disease that occurs in patients that have eaten cow meat that has been infected with the prion - it remains an extremely rare disease these days. ...Read more

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How can you detect mad cow disease?

How can you detect mad cow disease?

EEG and LP: An electroencephalogram will show certain rhythms and certain test can be seen in spinal fluid. ...Read more

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How likely is it for someone to get mad cow disease nowadays?

How likely is it for someone to get mad cow disease nowadays?

The human form of...: Mad cow disease (bovine spongiform encephalopathy) is called variant creutzfeldt-jakob disease and is primarily acquired through eating contaminated beef. Now almost 2 decades after the huge bse outbreak in cattle in the uk and some other parts of europe, there are basically no more cases occurring. Standard cjd in people occurs and is not related to cows and has an incidence of 1 in a million. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if an alzheimer's disease patient is also diagnosed with cancer?

It depends: It depends on the severity of alzheimer's disease. It it is advanced, it may be better not to do an operation or chemotherapy because that may not prolong patient's life and would cause him/her lot of discomfort. If the patient would still understand the treatment's side-effects, it is possible to treat him/her as somebody who does not have alzheimer's disease. ...Read more

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How can you cure mad cow disease?

Incurable: The onset of "mad cow disease" or bovine spongiform encephalopathy symptoms is sudden and the progress is rapid. Many attempts have been made to alter the fatal course of the disease, with a notable lack of success. ...Read more

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How can I get tested for mad cow disease (crutzfeld-jakob) or dementia?

How can I get tested for mad cow disease (crutzfeld-jakob) or dementia?

Well: For dementia, your family doctor, for mad cow...A neurologist, you will need a neurological exam, an eeg and especially a lumbar puncture done by a neurologist with experience in prion diseases. ...Read more

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Does anyone know someone with Alzheimer's disease that is getting benefit from medication to slow the symptoms?

Does anyone know someone with Alzheimer's disease that is getting benefit from medication to slow the symptoms?

Symptom control: Alzheimer's disease has no cure. Symptomatic control consists of slowing the deterioration clinically observed without affecting the underlying course of the disease. Medications such as Aricept (donepezil), Namenda (memantine), and others, are examples of helpful drugs providing symptomatic control. ...Read more

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What could be wrong with someone who can't form words or pronounce them properly? This happens occasionally to someone i love.

What could be wrong  with someone who can't form words or pronounce them properly? This happens occasionally to someone i love.

Can you clarify?: Thirty thousand different proteins go to creating the brain, and no two are alike. Different people are good at different things, and this is probably a good thing overall for humankind. Someone who has an occasional problem with single words may just be different. However, episodic periods where it's hard to put all the words together suggests transient ischemic attacks, an urgent medical problem. ...Read more

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What can you expect from Parkinson's disease?

What can you expect from Parkinson's disease?

Progression: Unfortunately, parkinson's gets worse with passage of time. Tremor, masked facies, slowing of movements, instability of gait, loss of memory, trouble swallowing, or constipation. Need medicines to slow, but now we have deep brain stimulation also. ...Read more

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What happens to someone who doesn't get their celiac disease treated?

What happens to someone who doesn't get their celiac disease treated?

Many complications: Celiac disease leads to destruction of the lining of the small intestine. Therefore, it is associated with abdominal pain, bloating diarrhea, some times to the point of malnutrition. "irritable bowel syndrome" is sometimes actually un-diagnosedceliac disease. Rashes that look like herpes "dermatitis herpetiformis" may occur. Sometimes joint and tendon inflammation. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what to expect from Parkinson's disease?

Can you tell me what to expect from Parkinson's disease?

Mayo Clinic!: Usually, a treating neurologist can provide very specific information to a patient. If you want to read on your own, the mayo clinic has a very good webpage (http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/diseases-conditions/parkinsons-disease. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the disease kuru please?

Can you tell me the disease kuru please?

Kuru: Kuru is a spongiform encephalopathy that was noted to be transmitted via funerary cannibalism among members of the Fore tribe of Papua New Guinea. The infection is due to a prion found in human beings. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is the hardest part about dealing with someone with alzheimer's disease?

Could you tell me what is the hardest part about dealing with someone with alzheimer's disease?

Communication: You have to understand their deficits and compensate for them. For instance, talk in short phrases, do not argue, do not say no, distract, redirect, enter their reality. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how pompe disease in adults work?

Can you tell me how pompe disease in adults work?

Mutations of a gene : on Chromosome 17q25.3 that codes for a lysosomal enzyme that breaks down glycogen cause Glycogen Storage Disease Type II or Pompe Disease subtypes . It is autosomal recessive, the mutant gene comes from from both unaffected carrier parents. Age of onset & rate of progression of pelvic & leg, then arm & respiratory muscle weakness vary with subtype. See www.agsdus.org/html/typeiigsd.html. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how the life of a patient who is diagnosed with hodgkin disease change?

Can you tell me how the life of a patient who is diagnosed with hodgkin disease change?

Stage: It depend to stage of disease, with use of radiotherapy or combination chemotherapy or both an overall 5 year survival rate 90 per cent ans 10 year survival 80 percent can be achieved. ...Read more

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What to do if somebody with addison disease get arthritis?Are they related?

What to do if somebody with addison disease get arthritis?Are they related?

Usually not: Addison's disease is caused by many mechanisms. Outside the United States, infection, in particular tuberculosis is the most common cause, but it would not cause just arthritis. In us, autoimmune polyendocrinopathy (2 types) is probably the most common cause, and in either type, arthritis is not a common problem associated with other endocrine problem such as hypoparathyroidism, diabetes, etc. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what causes celiac disease to begin in the first place?

Can anyone tell me what causes celiac disease to begin in the first place?

Genetics: If you are born with genetic mutations, hla types dq2 or dq8, this predisposes you to develop celiac disease. Then it is usually an environmental trigger, like abnormal gut microbes or infection that triggers it from being a genetic predisposition into an active condition. The condition starts with damage the the microvilli that line the gut and eventually ends with total villous atrophy. ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Mad Cow Disease (Definition)

A very rare but potentially fatal disorder typically caused ...Read more