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Headache and fever is a potentially dangerous combination and can indicate the presence of meningitis, a potentially life-threatening infection around the brain and spinal cord.
Neurofibromatosis type 2 is one of the 2 most common general forms of neurofibromatosis. It is a genetic disease that predisposes patients to the development of various types of nervous system tumors.
Tethered cord syndrome is a form of spinal dysraphism which occurs when the tail end of the nervous system does not develop normally. It can lead to injury of the spinal cord in early years of life.
Neurofibromatosis is a group of genetic disorders that primarily affect the nervous system. Learn more about NF and its variants here.
The most common type of pituitary tumor surgery is what is called transsphenoidal surgery. Learn more about transphenoidal surgery here.
There are several familial, hereditary or genetic disorders of the nervous system that can cause anything from degeneration of the nervous system to tumors. Learn more about genetic diseases here.
Huntington's disease, also sometimes called Huntingtons Chorea, is a genetic disease that can have devastating effects on the nervous system.
Tay Sachs Disease is a devastating genetic disease that presents in early childhood and leads to rapid degeneration of the brain and its functioning.
A lumbar puncture is a medical procedure that is used in the diagnosis of some diseases of the nervous system, most notably meningitis. Learn about it and its uses here.
There are hundreds of different types of neurosurgery procedures that are done for various illnesses affecting the nervous system. Learn about some of them here.
A craniotomy is an opening made in the skull, typically used by neurosurgeons to access the brain and its surrounding structures in various operations. Learn more about it and how it is used here.
A burr hole is a common neurosurgical procedure which is used as part of the several surgical treatments. Learn more about what it is and how it is used here.
What is a concussion? Learn more about this condition of the nervous system which is frequently mentioned but often misunderstood.
There are numerous symptoms of ALS which are centered around loss of voluntary control of muscles. Learn more about ALS symptoms here.
How is an ALS diagnosis made? Learn about the symptoms, examination and testing needed to make the diagnosis of this dreadful disease.
ALS treatment is unfortunately not very effective. However, various treatments are often offered which aim to limit the progression of the disease and/or to limit its symptoms.
What is ALS? ALS stands for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a disease of the nervous system. Learn more about it here.
Lou Gehrigs disease is the common name for a disease of the nervous system called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Learn more about it here.
What Causes ALS? Is the cause of ALS known? Learn more about it here.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a rare and mysterious disease which causes rapid degeneration of parts of the nervous system, leading to paralysis and death.