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What Is Known As Silent Epilepsy
Untreatable: About 60% of seizures are controlled by one medication 20% with more than one med, 10% with surgery, but fewer than 10% do not respond to any measures they are termed intractable, with recent advances in surgery, vagal nerve stimulation, special diets etc this number is shrinking! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Globoid cell: This is one of the leukodystrophies, a genetic disease, of the nervous system. Myelin, the covering around nerves, is destroyed causing brain damage. There is a deficiency of the enzyme, galactocerebrosidase. This disease mostly affects infants but can occur at any age. Unfortunately there is no cure. ...Read more
Most without headach: More than 85% strokes occur without significant headaches associated with them. When you say "silent" stroke I think what you mean is a stroke which there are no obvious neurological deficits. Those can and do occur. Talk to your doctor if you think there might be a problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hereditary blindness: LHON stands for Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy. It is inherited from mother to child. Usually a young man loses eyesight in the enter of one eye,and shortly after he loses eyesight in other eye. Women are less often affected. Gene mutations that are responsible for this disease is known. There are no curative treatments. If you carry this gene, you should avoid smoking, alcohol certain drugs. ...Read more
Progressive vision: loss occurs as a result of this condition which is the most common known mitochondrial disease. About 45 mutations have been linked to LHON. Although it is the most common, it is nevertheless rare and must be treated at a center with knowledge of and experience with mitochondrial disorders. ...Read more
Unusual: Chronic appendicitis is an unusual diagnosis, not all surgeons agree that it exists. Acute appendicitis is characterized by pain near bellybutton localizing to right lower quadrant, nausea, vomiting, occasionally loose stools, fever, decreased appetite. There are other things that can cause chronic abdominal pain would suggest having your doctor evaluate you thoroughly. ...Read more
Autistic Spectrum : Disorder is a categorical diagnosis of a neurodevelopmental disorder. A Chromosomal Microarray may reveal the etiology or cause of your ASD. Neuropsychological testing may reveal that you have a functional disability from your core symptoms of ASD &/or from comorbid psychiatric disorders, making you eligible for SSI & Medicaid funding & Vocational Rehabilitation services. Discuss with your Dr. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Mngie: MNGIE is a multi system autosomal recessive disorder characterized by gastrointestinal dysmotility and peripheral nervous system involvement death occurs before 35 years of life. Treatment options include allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and carrier erythrocytes entrapped TP therapy . Hope this answers your question . Mitochondrial Neurogatrointestinal Encephalomyopathy ...Read more
Yes.: Labile, the opposite of stable, means your BP is not elevated at all times, rather rises in response to situations or different conditions, such as "white coat hypertension". Previously thought to be less serious, it is now treated as aggressively as full time hypertension. It can be caused by surges of adrenaline, which can be caused by low blood sugar. Get tested for Insulin resistance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Various explanations: Seems that a character in gabriel garcia marquez novel "one hundred years of solitude" died of this. I did not read the book so can't be sure of the reference, but it might be to semmelweis' original studies on puerperal fever - rounds were at 5 o'clock. On the other hand it could refer to happy hour or quitting time as suggested by others. ...Read more
It can be controlled: It is quite common, and many people have it. If you are very concerned about breakouts, you can go on a daily dose of medication to keep any breakouts from happening. The best thing for you to do may be to read up on it on a good site like webmd. More information can help you feel more in control about the situation. Remember, it doesn't change who you are, it's just a thing you have. ...Read more
Yes: Transient global amnesia is a phenomenon of not being able to make new memories for a short period of time. It usually happens in older people. Dissociative fugue is a state in which somebody's behavior changes and they are unaware of this event. It's usually seen in the context of another psychiatric condition. ...Read more
Chemotherapy drug: Etoposide is a chemotherapy drug based on compounds found in the American Mayapple. It acts by blocking enzymes (topoisomerases) that facilitate the unwinding of DNA - a process needed for DNA replication and cell division. It is toxic to cancer cells, which are characterized by relentless cell division. It is useful in a variety of malignancies ranging from lung cancer to leukemia. ...Read more
Factor 9 deficiency:: Its a type of bleeding disorder due to lack of enough factor 9 in the body, mostly affecting males, but being a genetic disorder is passed by the female to her male offsprings. Once diagnosed its treatment is getting replacement of the factor 9. Genetic counseling is helpful to decrease the incidence as well. Good luck and best wishes for 2014. ...Read more
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