The neurological symptoms are the porphyrins or a combination. Once the iron gets highly saturated, the porphyrins start to increase causing the neurological effect. The cup runneth over, so to speak. Add in a dose of unsafe drugs, ie: my dental injection and you are history. That has happened twice to me, with the accompanying brain lesion, and also in both cases Epilepsy
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Elevated Levels of Urinary Indican
• Inflammatory bowel disease
• Celiac disease
• Gastric ulcer
• Biliary and intestinal obstruction
• Jejunal diverticulosis
• Hartnup's disease
• Pancreatic insufficiency
• Diminished peristalsis
• Blue diaper syndrome
• Hypermotility of the small intestine
Detection of indicans depends upon its decomposition to indoxyl and subsequent oxidation to indigo blue. It is then concentrated into a layer of chloroform for easier measurement.
Urine color 0 (normal)
Light blue 1+ (low positive)
Blue 2+ (medium positive)
Violet 3+ (high positive)
Jet black 4+ (very high positive)
A positive test may indicate one of the diseases listed in table 1, hypochlorhydria, bacterial overgrowth in the small and/or large intestine, maldigestion and/or malabsorption of protein.
Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2010 May 1. [Epub ahead of print]
Rare infections mimicking MS.
Brinar VV, Habek M.
University of Zagreb, School of Medicine and University Hospital Centre Zagreb, Department of Neurology and Refferal Center for Demyelinating Diseases of the Central Nervous System, Zagreb, Croatia.
The diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS), despite well defined clinical criteria is not always simple. On many occasions it is difficult to differentiate MS from various non-MS idiopathic demyelinating disorders, specific and infectious inflammatory diseases or non-inflammatory demyelinating diseases.
Clinicians should be aware of various clinical and MRI "red flags" that may point to the other diagnosis and demand further diagnostic evaluation. It is generally accepted that atypical clinical symptoms or atypical neuroimaging signs determine necessity for broad differential diagnostic work up.
Of the infectious diseases that are most commonly mistaken for MS the clinician should take into account Whipple's disease, Lyme disease, Syphilis, HIV/AIDS, Brucellosis, HHV-6 infection, Hepatitis C, Mycoplasma and Creutzfeld-Jacob disease, among others.
Cat scratch disease caused by Bartonella hensellae, Mediterranean spotted fever caused by Riketssia connore and Leptospirosis caused by different Leptospira serovars rarely cause focal neurological deficit and demyelinating MRI changes similar to MS.
When atypical clinical and neuroimaging presentations are present, serology on rare infectious diseases that may mimic MS may be warranted.
This review will focus on the infectious diseases mimicking MS with presentation of rare illustrative cases. Copyright © 2010. Published by Elsevier B.V.
PMID: 20439131 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Probiotics do not permanently colonize in the body. Therefore, they need to be ingested regularly for their health-promoting effects to persist.† After ingestion, probiotics must adhere to the wall of the intestine. Once attached to the intestinal wall, the bacteria are capable of multiplying and colonizing in the gut, thereby enhancing the immune response.1-3
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