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What Does It Mean When Inflammation Of The Brain
Is brain inflamation: Encephalitis is inflammation of the brain and can be caused by infections or sometimes by autoimmune problems where the immune system injures the brain. Symptoms include things like confusion, agitation, headache, difficulty speaking, sometimes even coma or seizures. Paralysis and vision problems also possible. ...Read more
Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more
What can white matter and inflammation on sjögren's patients brain MRI mean? Was told not to worry for now .
Correction(probably): My guess is someone told you (or tried to tell you) "white matter degeneration." evidence of inflammation in the brain (sjogren's or not) is clearly something to worry about. But white matter degeneration may be something not to worry about. Reason: it is a nonspecific finding that can be seen in people without sjogrens as well as those without neurological problems. Don't worry at this time. ...Read more
Brain pet scan no metabolic activity means no cancer of brain or no cancer anywhere in my body? Does this also mean no inflammation, hypometabolism?
Apparently Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is now also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis. Does this mean everyone who fits the CFS criteria has brain inflammation? I'm terribly confused about that name.
Cellular reaction: The white cells in our body react to toxic agents in a process that results in inflammation. Toxic material in bacteria, viruses, foreign tissue, etc can set off this inflammation. In the brain this can occur focally in an abscess, in brain cells as encephalitis, in the lining of the brain as meningitis, or any combination of these. Spinal fluid or brain biopsy best documents this inflammation. ...Read more
Inflammation brain: It is difficult to answer this question without knowing the underlying disease producing the inflammation. In certain situations corticosteroids are attempted to reduce brain inflammation, but the response is variable, and this requires consideration of the risk/benefit with your doctor. In some cases this may be contraindicated or of no benefit. ...Read more
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