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acute weird neurology symptoms

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multiple sclerosis

neuromyelitis optica (NMO)

  • aka Devic's disease
  • an autoimmune disease of the CNS which mainly affects the optic nerves and spinal cord
  • eye pain, visual loss, transverse myelitis causing weakness/paraesthesiae in lower part of body often with bladder/bowel dysfunction, but may cause quadriparesis
  • dual peak frequency of onset - childhood and adults in their 40's
  • most have an unpredictable, relapsing course of disease with attacks occurring months or years apart
  • no current Rx
  • Dx - clinical with MRI brain not showing MS, while MRI spine showing an abnormality over > 2 contiguous vertebral segments

mononeuritis multiplex

aortic dissection

n_weird.txt · Last modified: 2016/07/07 19:29 (external edit)