Vascular brain disorder misdiagnosed as multiple sclerosis

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Vascular brain disorder misdiagnosed as multiple sclerosis

Post by MSUK » Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:30 am

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A devastating vascular disorder of the brain called CADASIL, which strikes young adults and leads to early dementia, often is misdiagnosed as multiple sclerosis, Loyola University Health System researchers report.

CADASIL occurs when thickening of blood vessel walls blocks blood flow in the brain. The early manifestation is migraine headaches, progressing to strokes and mini strokes, depression, apathy, motor disability and executive dysfunction (inability to plan and organize everyday activities.) The final symptom is dementia....Read More - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... ageid/2479
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Post by jimmylegs » Thu Mar 10, 2011 5:35 am

that's quite interesting squiff... wonder what the similarities and differences are if you stack them side by side.
take control of your own health
pursue optimal self care at least as actively as a diagnosis
ask for referrals to preventive health care specialists eg dietitians
don't let suboptimal self care muddy any underlying diagnostic picture!

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just wondering

Post by leetz » Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:05 pm

does this include Lumbar Puncture diagnoses?
GOD BLESS.... CCSVI treatment Dr. Siskin great doc....symptom's improved for about 3 week's (gait, balance, spasticity) now back to square 1...

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