CACH syndrome: Introduction
CACH syndrome: A rare syndrome characterized mainly by childhood ataxia and reduced myelination of the cerebral nerves. Motor and mental development in the first few years of life is normal with progressive neurodegeneration occurring between 2 and 5 years of age. Fever and trauma to the head can speed up disease progression.
More detailed information about the symptoms,
causes, and treatments of CACH syndrome is available below.
Symptoms of CACH syndrome
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symptoms of CACH syndrome
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Wrongly Diagnosed with CACH syndrome?
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Causes of CACH syndrome
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CACH syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and CACH syndrome
Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who
had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness
because he suffered from sudden inability to speak.
This...read more »
Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for
a patient to show mental decline to dementia.
Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions,
such as...read more »
Mild traumatic brain injury often remains undiagnosed: Although the symptoms
of severe brain injury are hard to miss,
it is less clear for milder injuries, or even those...read more »
MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms
such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked.
This is particularly true of mild...read more »
Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition
that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is often misdiagnosed.
It may be misdiagnosed as Parkinson's...read more »
Post-concussive brain injury often misdiagnosed: A study found that soldiers who had
suffered a concussive injury in battle often were misdiagnosed on their return.
A variety of symptoms can occur in post...read more »
Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be
correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients.
These patients are not the typical...read more »
Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency
is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (see symptoms of multiple...read more »
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CACH syndrome: Research Doctors & Specialists
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CACH syndrome: Rare Types
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CACH syndrome: Animations
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Prognosis for CACH syndrome
Prognosis for CACH syndrome:
death tends to occur 5-10 years after symptoms start
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Research about CACH syndrome
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Statistics for CACH syndrome
CACH syndrome: Broader Related Topics
Types of CACH syndrome
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Definitions of CACH syndrome:
CACH syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that CACH syndrome, or a subtype of CACH syndrome,
affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Ophanet, a consortium of European partners,
currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000.
They list CACH syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet
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