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What Type Of Epilepsy Can Be Caused By Encephalitis
Seizures: Seizures can occur in encephalitis. Depending on the severity of the disease, they can be self-limited and resolve completely, needing no medications, or the patient may have intractable seizures needing prolonged treatment and having an increased risk of death. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What electrical problems of brain that cause poor sleep. Could it be detected by an EEG ordered by doctor.what could be the type of treatment?
Poor sleep & brain: Sometimes poor sleep is driven by brain activity. This often occurs with stimulants, like caffeine and amphetamines. Although there is altered brain activity with certain medications, this activity is not normally something that can be measured. An EEG would generally not help to diagnose causes of abnormal sleep. The one exception is when seizures occur during sleep. ...Read more
Epilepsy : A number of patients develop partial seizures that secondarily proceed to generalized seizures after encephalitis associated with herpes simplex virus infection, as an example. The specific type of epilepsy may vary from patient to patient and may vary based upon the cause of the encephalitis. ...Read more
Weakness/Seizures: Having neurological symptoms after a severe concussion are normal. These include headaches, short-term memory loss and blurry vision to name a few. If you have persistent symptoms, you should see a provider immediately. If you have any loss of consciousness with the intial event, you should also have a head ct to make sure you do not have bleeding. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not sure of exact: numbers, but a rare (and probably inherited) condition is thromboangiitis obliterans, or Buergher's Disease, which is a rare condition found only in smokers that results in severe and accelerated vascular disease when people with the predisposition smoke. It can result in gangrene of fingers, toes and extremities, and often in amputations of digits or limbs. ...Read more
Bacterial meningitis: Meningitis can cause damage to the brain by causing an increase in intracranial pressure (compresses the brain) or by other factors. In severe cases or if untreated in a timely fashion, it can result is a number of complications. When the complications are irreversible and the resultant impairment significant, it is considered serious. In severe cases paralysis or death can ensue. ...Read more
Is memory loss from dementia caused by multiple mini strokes different from the type caused by alzheimer's? In what way?
Pattern different: "vascular dementia" is associated with heart disease, hypertension, high cholesterol, is rather abrupt, stepwise, and associated with some focal outcomes. The cognitive exam is perhaps similar to alzheimer;s, but abrupt changes not seen in alzheimer's. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Urinary tract infec?: Citrobacter is a "coliform" bacteria that is often normally present in the intestines -- the same group of bacteria that includes E. coli. Like E. coli, Citrobacter is an occasional cause of urinary tract infection, mostly in women. It could be an occasional cause of prostatitis in men. I'm guessing you had a positive urine test; it should be easily treated. Discuss with your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more
Which is more fatal brain swelling or brain palsy? Which can be cured to a good level if swelling is caused by viral encephalitis?
Encephalitis: Brain swelling or edema is a situation in which inflammation, from infection causes brain tissue to swell. It is possible for the swelling to resolve but the course to normal can be very long due to the effect of the infection. Brain paosy refers to weakness or paralysis of the muscles due to an abnormality of brain function. Either can be fatal and either can resolve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What kind or which type of antibiotics should be prohibited to be be taken by someone suffering from Crohn's disease?
No "prohibited" list: Your question is excellent but a tough one to answer, since it depends on the patient (allergies, other diseases one may have) , the diagnosis (diarrhea, perforation), and the type of microbes that is suspected to cause the infection. In addition, the choice of abx is also affected by the drug that is being used to treat Crohn's. In complex cases, an infectious diseases specialist is consulted. ...Read more
Most organisms: Bad stuff if coma occurs with bacterial or tuberculous meningitis, and if fungal infection, may create critical issues. Viral meningitis may have a far more benign course, but NOT always. Coma is a sign of progressive uncontrolled infection, so, early diagnosis and treatment always the wisest approach. ...Read more
It depends: We diagnose numbness depending upon what part of the body is numb-may be due to a disorder of the brain, spinal cord, nerve root, or peripheral nerve. Each part of the nervous system may cause a characteristic pattern of numbness. For example, a stroke on the right side of the brain could cause the left side of the body to be numb. Carpal tunnel syndrome numbness of the thumb, index, middle finger. ...Read more
Very rare: tumor induction of sciatic pain rare. In those cases it is usually metastatic cancer to the spine or dura catching L4,5, S1-3 posterior nerve roots that cause nerve compression. Almost all sciatic pain is compression of nerve roots by prolapsed disc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The encephalon is considered to be the gray matter of the brain. This is where all the neuron cells are located. If an infection sets in to this region it is called an encephalitis. The -itis ending just means inflammation. It is usually virus infections that like to go specifically to the ...Read more
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