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Doctor insights on: What Is Paraneoplastic Syndrome And Loss Of Motor Skill

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What kind of condition is developmental delay of precise (fine motor) movements?

What kind of condition is developmental delay of precise (fine motor) movements?

Later Than Expected: Studies have shown that most kids follow a pattern of advancing skills regarding use of various muscle.There is a tremendous range of time, so a child may have an early pincer grasp or a lster one and still be in the "normal" range. When these advancements are delayed, longer than the expected latest normal time, we worry about problems. ...Read more

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What are the key features of wernicke-korsakoff syndrome?

What are the key features of wernicke-korsakoff syndrome?

Memory loss: This condition is usually due to thiamine (a b vitamin) deficiency (? Chronic alcoholism) there is recent memory loss with confabulation ( a phenomenon when the patient tries to invent events to explain the gap in memory! ). ...Read more

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Is depression and anxiety, impotence loss of sweat and fatigue, small loss of motor skills a sign of a brain tumor?

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Is depression and anxiety, impotence loss of sweat and fatigue, small loss of motor skills a sign of a brain tumor?

Here are some...: Sorry to hear someone suffering from what described, but no definite answer could be deduced & offered. To come up a possible diagnosis could be reached by following the instructions described in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby you gain much insight on how to work closely with doc to sort out right Dx for right Rx, care, and counseling. ...Read more

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What is the medical definition of gross and fine motor skills?

What is the medical definition of gross and fine motor skills?

Motor domains of : development depend on the brain's ability to plan, coordinate, execute & remember age-appropriate movements of normal quality, the health, tone & strength of muscles, the disappearance of primitive reflexes & eye-hand coordination. Gross (large) muscle movements develop head to toe the 1st yr. Volitional fine (small) muscle movements develop from shoulder to fingers, from palmar to pincer grasp. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is developmental delay of gross motor movements?

Problematic Maybe: Studies have shown that most kids follow a pattern of advancing skills regarding use of various muscles.There is a tremendous range of time, so a child may walk as early as 7-8 mos and as late as 18-20 mos and still be in the "normal" range. When these advancements are delayed, longer than the expected latest normal time, we worry about problems. ...Read more

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What is the difference in brain structure of someone with a memory loss disorder?

What is the difference in brain structure of someone with a memory loss disorder?

It depends: It really depends on the reason for the memory loss. Different pathologies have different brain structure changes. And some people with the same diagnosis (i.e., vascular dementia) might have different areas of their brain affected. ...Read more

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What is the chance that hearing loss is caused by treacher collins syndrome? What are the usual symptoms?

What is the chance that hearing loss is caused by treacher collins syndrome? What are the usual symptoms?

50 % have it.: 50% of treacher collins patients have hearing loss. Usually due to malformations of the external ear or ear canal. Can be improved with reconstructive surgery. See a facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the difference between an EMG/NCV of a patient with upper motor neuron disorder, and another with lower motor neuron disorde?

What is the difference between an EMG/NCV of a patient with upper motor neuron disorder, and another with lower motor neuron disorde?

PNS versus CNS: Electromyography & nerve conduction studies evaluate the peripheral nervous system (PNS), of which lower motor neurons are part. Upper motor neurons belong to the central nervous system (CNS) & must be evaluated by other means. Someone with an upper motor neuron disorder will have normal or nonspecific EMG/NCV findings, whereas someone with a lower motor neuron disorder will have abnormal EMG/NCS. ...Read more

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What part of the brain is deteriorating if a patient with Alzheimer's disease is experiencing hallucinations?

What part of the brain is deteriorating if a patient with Alzheimer's disease is experiencing hallucinations?

Actually diffuse: Hallucinations, generically are consequence of dyscommunication in temporal and occipital circuits, but may also be secondary to several medications, which elderly may take. ...Read more

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Whats the diff. Between Tic/ twitching and Tourette syndrome? Are they the same type of disorder? Does TS cause brain damage ? Does tic?

Whats the diff. Between Tic/ twitching and Tourette syndrome? Are they the same type of disorder? Does TS cause brain damage ? Does tic?

Tics/Tourette's: Tourette's is an inherited neuropsyciatic disorder in childhood. It is characterized by multiple motor tics and at least one vocal tic. Tourette's is is defined as part of a spectrum of tic disorders. There is an assoc.with ADHD and OCD. They are caused by the brain and do not cause brain damage in of themselves. What kind of "twitch are you concerned about"? ...Read more

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What sort of disease is cognitive impairment?

What sort of disease is cognitive impairment?

Typically neurodegen: (amnestic) mild cognitive impairment (mcia) is a clinical term used to describe a phase of life that falls between pre symptomatic (have illness but no symptoms at all) and mild dementia due to alzheimer's disease. The person is forgetful and their memory recall tests between normal and frankly abnormal and they remain independent in their activities of daily living. It can progress o 1-9 years. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of early onset dementia? What is the progression of the disease? Can it cause apathy and short term memory issues? Unreality?

What are the symptoms of early onset dementia? What is the progression of the disease? Can it cause apathy and short term memory issues? Unreality?

Early onset dementia: Early signs of dementia include forgetting recently learned information, changes in the ability to solve problems and work with numbers, trouble finishing tasks, trouble with spatial relationships, misplacing things, becoming withdrawn, changes in personality, and poor judgement. Dementia can cause apathy and short term memory issues. The progression depends on the cause of the dementia. ...Read more

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Help please? What is metabolic syndrome and the criteria in diagnosing this syndrome?

Help please? What is metabolic syndrome and the criteria in diagnosing this syndrome?

Syndrome is:: Abdominal obesity (waist ?102 cm (40 in) in men or ?88 cm (35 in) in women) serum triglycerides ?150 mg/dl serum HDL cholesterol. ...Read more

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What is downs syndrome, fetal alcohol syndrome, high functioning autism, asperger's syndrome and what are the causes?

What is downs syndrome, fetal alcohol syndrome, high functioning autism, asperger's syndrome and what are the causes?

See below: Down's syndrome. A genetic defect that seems to occur with mother's who are older. Fetal alcohol syndrome: this is caused by excessive intake of alcohol during the pregnancy, especially the early part of pregnancy when the nervous system is developing. As to aspergers, no one is quite sure at this time. ...Read more

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What are the mental limitations of someone with Down syndrome?

What are the mental limitations of someone with Down syndrome?

About 70% of people : with DS have mild -moderate Intellectual Disability (ID) by standardized tests of abstract thinking, problem-solving, planning, academic learning, etc. & of adaptive ability in cognitive, social & practical areas. Mild ID = IQ 50-70; moderate ID = IQ 35-49. Some have IQ's in the Borderline Range of normal, 70-79; others, severe ID = IQ 20-34 or profound ID = IQ l<20. See www.ndss.org for more. ...Read more

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Weak legs, muscle twitches, memory loss, vision problems, apathy after the birth of 4th child three years ago. Paraneoplastic syndrome?

Weak legs, muscle twitches, memory loss, vision problems, apathy after the birth of 4th child three years ago. Paraneoplastic syndrome?

See your doctor...: Your symptoms (regardless of cause) are of concern and you should be seeking care from a physician to discover the cause. Nobody can diagnose you with paraneoplastic syndrome via computer -nor would you want them to as that is a very rare condition that should be managed by a team of physicians (and is secondary to a cancer - which you have not mentioned). Take care of yourself - see your doctor ...Read more

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What doctors treats paraneoplastic syndrome?

What doctors treats paraneoplastic syndrome?

It depends: While the ultimate treatment of a neoplastic syndrome is the treatment of the underlying cancer, which is done by an oncologist or a radiation therapist, because of the varied types of presentations other specialties may be involved. ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does paraneoplastic syndrome refer to?

Can doctors tell me what does paraneoplastic syndrome refer to?

Cancer related hormo: Cancers like lung cancer can produce chemicals which have hormone like effects on the body. This can cause, for example the calcium level or blood counts to go up. These are called paraneoplastic syndromes, they usually go away once the tumor is removed or controlled with chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Is there any way to diagnose or deny Neurology Paraneoplastic Syndrome?

Is there any way to diagnose or deny Neurology Paraneoplastic Syndrome?

Yes: Oncologists or the physician who is managing a cancer patient usually orders a number of tests that check for chemicals abnormally produced by some types of cancer (paraneoplastic syndrome) ...Read more

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What is paraneoplastic syndrome?

What is paraneoplastic syndrome?

Tumor related: A paraneoplastic syndrome is a condition related to presence of a neoplastic growth but not to the local presence of cancer cells It is mediated by humoral factors expressed by the tumor or from an immune response against the tumor. They most commonly result from the cancers of the lung, breast, ovaries or lymphoma . Symptoms include difficulty in walking, swallowing,,and vewrtigo ...Read more

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What are paraneoplastic syndrome symptoms?

What are paraneoplastic syndrome symptoms?

Multiple symptoms: There are several paraneoplastic syndromes. Most are related to the production of excess hormones or tumor necrosis factor or high blood calcium. Neurologic processes can also occur. Your symptoms could be due to a lot of things, but don't sound like a specifric paraneoplastic syndrome to me. ...Read more

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What part of the body does paraneoplastic syndrome affect?

What part of the body does paraneoplastic syndrome affect?

Depends: Paraneoplastic syndrome is a syndrome (constellation of symptoms of variable types) that occurs in association (para-) with cancer (-neoplastic). Some specialized testing can detect antibodies involved in paraneoplastic syndrome, but sometimes it is not detectable. The body parts effected depends on the type of syndrome but may involve the entire body -- eg myasthenia gravis and thymoma. ...Read more

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Is paraneoplastic syndrome genetic?

Is paraneoplastic syndrome genetic?

No: There is no genetic relationship to the development of a paraneoplastic syndrome. ...Read more

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What blood tests can help diagnose paraneoplastic syndrome?

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What blood tests can help diagnose paraneoplastic syndrome?

Serum Ab: It is a clinical diagnosis. But detection of some well characterized paraneoplastic antibodies in serum or CSF can be helpful. For example, anti-hu (encephalomylitis/sclc), anti-yo (cerebellar degeneration/breast or gyn cancer), anti-calcium channel (lambert-eaton syndrome), etc. Of note, negative antibody does not exclude the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is a blood test to diagnose paraneoplastic syndrome experimental?

Is a blood test to diagnose paraneoplastic syndrome experimental?

Maybe: Some defined antibodies are associated with paraneoplastic syndromes (note: plural). In those cases the testing may be positive. However, a person could have a paraneoplastic syndrome with negative testing for the known paraneoplastic antibodies. It is possible that studies are being done to characterize tests for paraneoplastic syndromes. That might be experimental. ...Read more

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What neurological symptoms are associated with paraneoplastic syndrome?

What neurological symptoms are associated with paraneoplastic syndrome?

Many: Neurologic paraneoplastic syndromes are caused by an abnormal immune response to the tumor, which makes the body accidentally attack its own nervous tissue. Muscle weakness, stiff limbs, dizziness, coordination problems, vision problems, confusion, difficulty swallowing, memory problems and numbness are some of the many possible symptoms. ...Read more

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What are paraneoplastic syndrome symptoms&what is treatment?I have tn, pn, and fibro also.Lost90lbs in 6 mo.Unintentionally. Plz help me.

What are paraneoplastic syndrome symptoms&what is treatment?I have tn, pn, and fibro also.Lost90lbs in 6 mo.Unintentionally. Plz help me.

Avoid abbreviations: Paraneoplastic simply refers to problems caused by tumors. Tn? Pn? Abbreviations? But your weight loss certainly needs investigation. ...Read more

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How long does paraneoplastic syndrome last if the entire tumor was removed and no further treatment is necessary?

How long does paraneoplastic syndrome last if the entire tumor was removed and no further treatment is necessary?

Tough to know: The paraneoplastic syndrome is caused by an inappropriate immune response. The immune system was "allowed" to mount an attack on your body (sometimes attacking nerves, blood vessels, muscle, etc). Treating the tumor could result in a reset so that the immune system is rebooted, but this could take weeks to years and is highly dependent on specific factors that vary from person to person. ...Read more

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What type of cancer related to neuropathy Paraneoplastic syndrome? What are the symptoms?

What type of cancer related to neuropathy
Paraneoplastic syndrome?
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See below: Most paraneoplastic neuropathies are due to immune responses to neural proteins secreted by cancer cells. Most have been associated with small cell lung cancer_ others with cancer of the ovaries, breast, lymphoma,thymine,melanoma, and testicular cancer. Symptoms can include encephalitis, cerebellar degeneration, sympathy, motor neuron disease,Gillian Barre syndrome, myopathy and Eaton-Lambert myo ...Read more

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I have either autoimmune pandysautonomia or paraneoplastic syndrome. My anti striational antibody was positive. I have metastatic thyroid ca. Which?

I have either autoimmune pandysautonomia or paraneoplastic syndrome. My anti striational antibody was positive. I have metastatic  thyroid ca. Which?

Complicated: Could be either, and to complicate matters dysautonomia can be cause by a paraneoplastic phenomenon. Either way the primary focus is to first treat the metastqatic thyroid ca and see how the dysautonomia progresses (and hopefully improves). ...Read more

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Why the antibodies test- paraneoplastic syndrome of mayo clinic and Aetna does not approved by the FDA?

Why the antibodies test- paraneoplastic syndrome of mayo clinic and Aetna does not approved by the FDA?

Faulty policy: Many insurances consider certain antibody tests for paraneoplastic syndrome screening involving the nervous system experimental and investigational. They base this on various criteria including debt of research & FDA approval. The tests should be considered medically necessary when ordered selectively for evaluating persons with signs & symptoms of specific paraneoplastic syndromes. ...Read more

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Have had symptoms going on 3 years. Was a very functioning mother of 4. Can paraneoplastic syndrome go on for 3 years without discovering a cancer?

Unlikely: Cancer, as a cause of your problem would have shown up same time or within one year. So it is unlikely that your diagnosis is correct. it may be a good idea to seek a second opinion to confirm your diagnosis from a different doctor. ...Read more

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Could a 1mm lung tumor cause any paraneoplastic syndrome? From my little knowledge these are related to small cell tumors? Thanks for any information

Could a 1mm lung tumor cause any paraneoplastic syndrome? From my little knowledge these are related to small cell tumors? Thanks for any information

That's really tiny: Paraneoplastic syndromes from occult lung cancer are not subtle. You're paralyzed, or very weak and can barely get out of bed, or you are suddenly blind, or are very and inexplicably hyponatremic, or you are stir-crazy. I'd dismiss paraneoplastic cushingism unless your face is strikingly red and puffy. 1 mm "spots" are extremely common in healthy folks; if considering surgery, be wary. ...Read more