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What is encephalomyelitis?

What is encephalomyelitis?

Childhood illness: Acute demyelinating encephalomyelitis occurs mainly in children following an upper repiratory tract infection (75%) or vaccination, and causes fever, headache, imbalance, double vision. It is less common in adults who may have limb weakness and tingling. 70% have full recovery. However, there are questions whether this may herald multiple sclerosis later on. ...Read more

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Myelitis (Definition)

Pathology of spinal cord is called myelopathy. Myelitis refers to inflammation of the spinal cord, such as might be seen with multiple ...Read more


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What is polyradiculoneuropathy?

What is polyradiculoneuropathy?

Polyradiculopathy: is an acquired condition that may present with an acute or chronic clinical course affecting the nerve roots as they exit the brainstem and or spinal cord. Autoimmune and infectious causes predominate. The most common type is the acute presentation (*Guillain Barre Syndrome) affecting the motor roots of the spinal nerves typically producing an ascending paralysis. Google this* and CIDP ...Read more

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What is axonopathy?

What is axonopathy?

Nerve damage: Axons are those parts of nerves that carry messages away from the cell body. Populations of axons are called nerves. An axonopathy refers to damage to a nerve, which can have many different causes. Speak to a neurologit about this problem. ...Read more

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What is polyneuropathy?

What is polyneuropathy?

Definition: Polyneuropathy is a neurological disorder that occurs when many nerves throughout the body malfunction simultaneously. ...Read more

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What is cidp?

What is cidp?

Nerve disease: Chronic inflammatory polyneuropathy polyneuropathy - chronic inflammatory; cidp; chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy chronic inflammatory polyneuropathy involves nerve swelling and irritation (inflammation) that leads to a loss of strength or sensation. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001781/. ...Read more

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What is spinalminingitis?

What is spinalminingitis?

Spinal meningitis: Also known collectively as meningitis is the inflammations of the lining that houses the brain and the spinal cord and the fluid that bathes them. It is most of the time from infection from bacteria, fungi but aseptic meningitis can include viral cause or a reaction to some chemicals and drugs that may even include drugs like motrin. ...Read more

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What is prognosis for transverse myelitis?

What is prognosis for transverse myelitis?

Transverse myelitis: Prognosis is poor if the following happen, rapid onset, severe pain, incontinence, CSF markers, cervical levels, duration greater than 3 mo, severe weakness. !/3 will get better, 1/3 will get worse, 1/3 will be left with some neurologic deficit. A complete assessment is needed with testing, . ...Read more

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What exactly is neuromyelitis optica?

Neuromyelitis optica: The disease is discussed in a nice chapter: http://www.Myelitis.Org/baltimore2001/wingerchuk_handout.Pdf it is a special form of demyelinating disease, somewhat similar and confused with multiple sclerosis. ...Read more

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What is neuropathy?

What is neuropathy?

Poor nerve function: Nerve disease or damage causing improper nerve function. Can be caused by diabetes, chemicals/toxins, medication, radiation, physical injury, lack of blood supply & some bacteria. Nerves control all body processes so symptoms vary depending on what type of nerve is affected. Symptoms may be: numbness, pain, coldness, tingling, increased sensitivity, weakness, imbalance, dry skin, & poor healing. ...Read more

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What is neuromyelitis optica?

What is neuromyelitis optica?

Autoimmune disorder: Thought by some to be an ms variant, it probably is a separate disease state where there is an abnormality of aquaporin 4, affecting predominantly eye (loss of vision) and spinal cord (several continuous level involvement) with leg weakness or paralysis, and attendant bladder or bowel dysfunctions. Tough to treat but might respond to rituxan (rituximab). ...Read more

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What is MS mean what is MS mean

Multiple Sclerosis: An inflammatory disease of brain, spinal cord and eyes appearing in young people affecting more women than men, with about 450,000 afflicted in USA, 2.5 million worldwide, ...Read more

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What is syringomyelia?

What is syringomyelia?

Cavity: A syrinx is a tube. Syringomyelia means a tubelike defect in the spinal cord, usually in the center, filled with fluid. Any segment of spinal cord can be affected. Discontinuous segments can be affected. Most common causes include developmental defects, trauma, chiari malformation, tumor, vascular malformations. Symptoms may range from none to severe sensory and balance issues. ...Read more

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What is neurosyphilis?

What is neurosyphilis?

Bad stuff: Neurosyphilis occurs when the brain and spinal cord become infected from treponema palladium, the syphilis spirochete. The outcomes include dementia, sometimes termed "general paresis", and tabes dorsalis, a bad spinal cord outcome. Diagnosis is facilitated by spinal fluid analysis, and lengthy antibiotic treatment may reverse much of the damage. ...Read more

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In what way is transverse myelitis treated?

In what way is transverse myelitis treated?

Transverse myelitis: Read this: http://www.Ninds.Nih.Gov/disorders/transversemyelitis/detail_transversemyelitis.Htm.

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What is meningitist?

What is meningitist?

Meningitis: Meningitis is inflammation of the tissues around the brain and spinal cord. It can be caused by various bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. Diagnosis necessitates analysis of spinal fluid, and untreated, meningitis may be fatal. This is a serious infection. ...Read more

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What exactly is neuropathy?

What exactly is neuropathy?

Pathology : Of the nerve. So, patients may have altered sensation like nubness, tingling, burning, inability to feel at all or when they do the feeligns are funny in some capacity. ...Read more

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What is acute encephalomyelitis?

What is acute encephalomyelitis?

Brain inflammation: It does not yell us the cause- infectious, inflammatory, toxic. It involves change in mental status. ...Read more

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What is meningoencephalocele?

What is meningoencephalocele?

Bulging sack: A meningocele is a bulge of tissue from the spinal region or midline of the skull that contains cerebral spinal fluid surrounded by meninges. If there is also nerve or brain tissue in the sack, then it is called a meningomyelocele or meningoencephalocele. These are often referred to as spina bifida. Meningoencephalocele is usually a sack at the front of the skull and can contain brain tissue. ...Read more