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Doctor insights on: What Is A Virus Infection Of The Nervous System

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Ebv positive could the virus got into my nerve cells as i felt my body being attacked I have so many symptoms like its killed my nervous system?

Ebv positive could the virus got into my nerve cells as i felt my body being attacked I have so many symptoms like its killed my nervous system?

EBV: Member of herpes virus family and one of the most common viruses in human. Worldwide virus and most people become infected during their life. Have an unique ability to infect, activate and persist in latent form on b lymphocytes for the duration of the infected individual's lifetime. Implicated in CNS infections and even possibly multiple sclerosis. See a neurologist for a better assessment. ...Read more

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What effects can an infection have on the nervous system?

What effects can an infection have on the nervous system?

Depends: Depends on type of infection. Weather its a virus or bacterial. Weather it affects the brain its self like a encephelitis or the mengies and cause menengitis. ...Read more

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What condition involves a virus attacking the nervous system?

What condition involves a virus attacking the nervous system?

Risks abound: Very common for viral infection of the nervous system to be acquire by mosquito or other insect bite. Less commonly people to people transmission, such as Ebola virus. ...Read more

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What is the name of the disease that results from a dormant virus in the nervous system?

What is the name of the disease that results from a dormant virus in the nervous system?

Perhaps shingles: Herpes zoster virus seems to reside in the dorsal ganglion of the spinal cord and can become active in the form of shingles, but we have learned also plays a direct role in temporal arteritis or giant cell arteritis. ...Read more

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How does the nervous system work after being infected with polio virus that is paralytic polio?

How does the nervous system work after being infected with polio virus that is paralytic polio?

Motor specific: Polio virus specifically affects the nerves controlling the muscles (motor nerves) - the sensory nerves are spared. This causes paralysis or weakness but leaves those with polio will normal sensation. ...Read more

Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more