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CACH syndrome

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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Causes of CACH syndrome

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CACH syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and CACH syndrome

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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 concussion diagnosis. The condition goes by the 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 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' 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. more »

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CACH syndrome: Research Doctors & Specialists

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CACH syndrome: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for CACH syndrome

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CACH syndrome: Animations

Prognosis for CACH syndrome

Prognosis for CACH syndrome: death tends to occur 5-10 years after symptoms start

Research about CACH syndrome

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CACH syndrome: Broader Related Topics

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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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