Fatal familial insomnia
Fatal familial insomnia: Introduction
A rare brain disease where the patient loses
the ability to fall asleep.
Prognosis is poor and the inability to sleep
is gradually degenerative and eventually fatal. ...more »
Symptoms of Fatal familial insomnia
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Causes of Fatal familial insomnia
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Fatal familial insomnia: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Fatal familial insomnia
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...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...read more »
RLS sleep disorder causing night-time leg sensations often misdiagnosed: A common but relatively unknown
sleep-related disorder called Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is often misdiagnosed.
The typical symptoms are...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 causing a mild...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 traumatic brain...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...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-concussion syndrome...read more »
Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be
correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients.
These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, but migraines can also occur in children.
See ...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 sclerosis...read more »
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Fatal familial insomnia: Rare Types
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Prognosis for Fatal familial insomnia
Prognosis for Fatal familial insomnia:
the condition is progressive and death usually occurs about 9 months from onset of symptoms
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Definitions of Fatal familial insomnia:
An autosomal dominant disorder characterized by degeneration of the THALAMUS and progressive insomnia. It is caused by a mutation in the prion protein (PRIONS).
- (Source - Diseases Database)
Fatal familial insomnia is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Fatal familial insomnia, or a subtype of Fatal familial insomnia,
affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)
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