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Opticoacoustic nerve atrophy dementia

Opticoacoustic nerve atrophy dementia: Introduction

Opticoacoustic nerve atrophy dementia: A rare genetic disorder characterized by degeneration of the optic nerve (causing impaired vision), deafness due to nerve damage and dementia due to calcification of the central nervous system. Death usually results by about the age of 40 with extensive calcification of all parts of the nervous system. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Opticoacoustic nerve atrophy dementia is available below.

Symptoms of Opticoacoustic nerve atrophy dementia

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Causes of Opticoacoustic nerve atrophy dementia

  • The condition is inherited in a X-linked recessive manner and thus only males present with severe symptoms
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Opticoacoustic nerve atrophy dementia: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Opticoacoustic nerve atrophy dementia

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 »

Alzheimer's disease over-diagnosed: The well-known disease of Alzheimer's disease is often over-diagnosed. Patients tend to assume that any memory loss or forgetulness symptom might be Alzheimer's, whereas there are...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 a stroke or Alzheimer's disease, it...read more »

Tremor need not be Parkinson's disease: There is the tendency to believe that any tremor symptom, or shakiness, means Parkinson's disease. The reality is that there are various possibilities, such as benign essential...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 »

ADHD under-diagnosed in adults: Although the over-diagnoses of ADHD in children is a well-known controversy, the reverse side related to adults. Some adults can remain undiagnosed, and indeed the...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 injury (MTBI), for which...read more »

Rare diseases misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease: A rare genetic disorder is often misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease for men in their 50's. The...read more »

Bipolar disorder misdiagosed as various conditions by primary physicians: Bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder) often fails to be diagnosed correctly by primary care physicians. Many patients with bipolar seek help from their...read more »

Eating disorders under-diagnosed in men: The typical patient with an eating disorder is female. The result is that men with eating disorders often fail to be diagnosed or have a delayed diagnosis. See misdiagnosis of eating...read more »

Depression undiagnosed in teenagers: Serious bouts of depression can be undiagnosed in teenagers. The "normal" moodiness of teenagers can cause severe medical depression to be overlooked. See misdiagnosis of depression or ...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...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 ...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...read more »

Undiagnosed anxiety disorders related to depression: Patients with depression (see symptoms of depression) may also have undiagnosed anxiety disorders (see symptoms of anxiety...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). See symptoms...read more »

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Opticoacoustic nerve atrophy dementia: Rare Types

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Prognosis for Opticoacoustic nerve atrophy dementia

Prognosis for Opticoacoustic nerve atrophy dementia: The prognosis is poor with reported cases resulting in death at about the age of 40 years. Deafness is present at birth, vision loss starts during adolescence and results in blindness and dementia starts in adulthood.

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Definitions of Opticoacoustic nerve atrophy dementia:

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Opticoacoustic nerve atrophy dementia as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

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More information about Opticoacoustic nerve atrophy dementia

  1. Opticoacoustic nerve atrophy dementia: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Prognosis
 

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