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Friedreich's Ataxia

Friedreich's ataxia is a rare, inherited, degenerative disease that damages the spinal cord, peripheral nerves and the cerebellum. It causes movement problems and loss of sensation due to nerve injury.

Guillain-Barré Syndrome

Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is a rare neurological disorder in which the body's immune system attacks the peripheral nervous system.

Head Injury

A head injury is a broad term that describes many injuries that occur to the scalp, skull, brain, and underlying tissue and blood vessels in the head. Head injuries are also commonly referred to as brain injury, or traumatic brain injury...

Headache

Nearly everyone has suffered from a headache. This article discusses several types of headache, how they are diagnosed and treated.

Herpes Meningoencephalitis

Herpes meningoencephalitis is an infection of the brain and the tissue that covers it with the herpes simplex virus.

HIV and Dementia

HIV affects the brain and nervous system and can cause dementia.

Huntington Disease

Huntington disease is a brain disorder that can lead to emotional disturbances, loss of intellectual abilities, and uncontrolled movements.

Hydrocephalus

A baby with hydrocephalus has extra fluid around the brain. This fluid is called cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Too much CSF can increase the pressure in your baby’s head. This causes the bones in your baby’s skull to expand and separate. ...

Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension

Pseudotumor cerebri is a disorder related to high pressure in the brain. It causes signs and symptoms of a brain tumor. It is also called intracranial hypertension.

Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension

Pseudotumor cerebri is a disorder related to high pressure in the brain. It causes signs and symptoms of a brain tumor. It is also called intracranial hypertension.

Increased Intracranial Pressure (ICP)

A brain injury or some other health problem can cause growing pressure inside your skull. This dangerous condition is called increased intracranial pressure (ICP). It can lead to a headache. It can also further injure your brain or ...

Intraventricular Hemorrhage in Babies

Intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) is bleeding inside or around the ventricles in the brain. The ventricles are the spaces in the brain that contain the cerebral spinal fluid.

Lambert-Eaton Syndrome

Lambert-Eaton syndrome is an autoimmune disorder affecting the areas where nerves and muscles connect. It causes weak muscles, trouble walking, and other symptoms.

Lumbar Disk Disease (Herniated Disk)

Lumbar disk disease occurs when the spongy disks between the vertebrae bulge out or rupture.

McArdle Disease

McArdle disease is a rare muscle disorder. In McArdle disease, the muscle cells can’t effectively store energy in the

Meningitis

Meningitis is inflammation of the membranes that surround the brain. Meningitis can be caused by either a virus or bacteria. Bacterial meningitis may be life-threatening.

Meningitis in Children

Meningitis is most often caused by a bacterial or viral infection that moves into the cerebral spinal fluid (CSF).

Migraine Headaches

This often severe, throbbing type of headache is different from other types of headaches in that symptoms other than pain occur with the headache. Nausea and vomiting, lightheadedness, sensitivity to light (photophobia), and other visual...

Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Multiple sclerosis is a disease in which the fatty tissue that surrounds the nerves is destroyed. When this happens, the nerves are unable to conduct electrical impulses to and from the brain. It causes muscle weakness, impaired ...

Multiple Sclerosis and Pregnancy

Multiple sclerosis is a central nervous system disorder. Pregnancy does not appear to speed up MS or worsen its effects.

Myasthenia Gravis

Myasthenia gravis is a chronic autoimmune disorder in which antibodies destroy neuromuscular connections. This causes problems with communication between nerves and muscle, resulting in weakness of the skeletal muscles. Myasthenia gravis...

Neuroblastoma

Neuroblastoma is a cancerous tumor. It grows in nerve tissue of babies and young children. The cancer cells grow in young nerve cells of a baby growing in the womb. These cells are called neuroblasts. It’s is the most common cancer in ...

Neurocutaneous Syndromes in Children

Neurocutaneous syndromes are disorders that affect the brain, spinal cord, organs, skin, and bones. The diseases are lifelong conditions that can cause tumors to grow in these areas. They can also cause other problems such as hearing ...

Neuromyelitis Optica

Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) is a rare autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system.

Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

Normal pressure hydrocephalus is excess cerebrospinal fluid buildup in the brain ventricles. It may develop from infection, bleeding, injury, or surgery.

Oculopharyngeal Muscular Dystrophy (OPMD)

Oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy (OPMD) is a rare genetic condition. It causes weakness in the muscles around the upper eyelids and part of the throat called the pharynx. The condition may harm vision and cause problems swallowing and ...

Parkinson Disease

Parkinson disease is a motor system disorder that causes trembling, stiffness and trouble moving.

Parkinson Disease and Dementia

Parkinson disease is a movement disorder that can cause muscles to tighten and become rigid. It can make it hard to walk and engage in daily activities.

Periodic Paralysis

Periodic paralysis (PP) is a rare genetic disorder. It causes sudden attacks of short-term muscle weakness, stiffness, or paralysis. These attacks may affect the whole body or just one or two limbs.

Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy is a type of damage to the nervous system.

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