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What is Neurotoxicity syndromes?

What is Neurotoxicity syndromes?

  • Neurotoxicity syndromes: Altered nervous system functioning caused by exposure to certain chemicals (manmade or natural) that affect the nervous system - essentially it is the poisoning of the nervous system. Examples of toxic compounds that may cause neurotoxicity include lead, certain solvents and pesticides. Symptoms may occur immediately or gradually over a period of time.

Neurotoxicity syndromes is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Neurotoxicity syndromes, or a subtype of Neurotoxicity syndromes, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Neurotoxicity syndromes: Introduction

Types of Neurotoxicity syndromes:

Broader types of Neurotoxicity syndromes:

How serious is Neurotoxicity syndromes?

Prognosis of Neurotoxicity syndromes: determined by the toxin involved, the level of exposure and the degree of damage done to nerves
Complications of Neurotoxicity syndromes: see complications of Neurotoxicity syndromes

What causes Neurotoxicity syndromes?

Causes of Neurotoxicity syndromes: see causes of Neurotoxicity syndromes

What are the symptoms of Neurotoxicity syndromes?

Symptoms of Neurotoxicity syndromes: see symptoms of Neurotoxicity syndromes

Complications of Neurotoxicity syndromes: see complications of Neurotoxicity syndromes

Neurotoxicity syndromes: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Neurotoxicity syndromes.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Neurotoxicity syndromes.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Neurotoxicity syndromes: Neurologist, Toxicologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Neurotoxicity syndromes.
Treatments for Neurotoxicity syndromes: see treatments for Neurotoxicity syndromes
Research for Neurotoxicity syndromes: see research for Neurotoxicity syndromes

Name and Aliases of Neurotoxicity syndromes

Main name of condition: Neurotoxicity syndromes

Other names or spellings for Neurotoxicity syndromes:

Toxic encephalopathy

Toxic encephalopathy
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)


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