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Note rib fractures with shortened long bones with multiple telescoping fractures. (Contributed by Dr. Joseph Siebert.)
Sep. 07, 2020
Neuropharmacology & Neurotherapeutics
Mar. 07, 2021
Oct. 21, 2020
Recurrent meningitis consists of either recurrent bacterial meningitis, or recurrent episodes of nonpurulent meningitis. The bacterial variety presents with rapid onset of severe illness, fever, alteration in mental status, nuchal rigidity, and sometimes seizures, and can be fatal if not treated. The nonpurulent form may present with less severe illness, and can be caused by recurrent infection or other factors.
Feb. 07, 2021
Behavioral & Cognitive Disorders
Bipolar disorder, or manic depression, is a serious mental illness that may drastically affect an individual s ability to function because of mood instability.
Apr. 20, 2019
Tumefactive demyelinating lesions can present with motor, cognitive, cerebellar, and brainstem dysfunction, as well as headache, seizures, aphasia, cortical sensory loss, or psychosis. They are more likely to cause cortical signs, such as altered mental status and visual field deficits, than typical CNS demyelinating lesions. Two-thirds of patients with this condition subsequently develop multiple sclerosis.
Jan. 07, 2021
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a neurodegenerative disorder primarily affecting the anterior horn cells. Signs of motor neuron disease such as muscle weakness, muscle atrophy, fasciculations, and reduced or absent deep tendon reflexes can be seen. There is a broad phenotypic spectrum of SMA ranging from more severely affected infants who are symptomatic at birth to ambulatory adults who develop proximal weakness late in life.
Jul. 05, 2019
Hemangioblastoma is a relatively uncommon tumor that most often arises in the cerebellum, brainstem, or spinal cord. Hemangioblastomas usually occur
May. 25, 2021