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Glossary for Variable sensory loss

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Hand or wrist problems; often from repetitive motion.
  • Electrolyte imbalance: impairment in the level of electrolytes in the body
  • Migraine: Chronic recurring headaches with or without a preceding aura.
  • Multiple Sclerosis: Autoimmune attack on spinal nerves causing diverse and varying neural problems.
  • Nervous system conditions: Diseases affecting the nerves and the nervous system.
  • Numbness: Loss of feeling or sensation
  • Sensory conditions: Medical conditions affecting the sensory system, especially the sense of touch.
  • Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis: A progressive neurological disorder involving inflammation of the brain caused by a complication of the measles virus. It can occur up to 10 years after the initial measles virus and may be due to a defective immune response to the virus or a reactivation of the virus.
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency: A deficiency of Vitamin B12 primarily causes anemias the body is unable to make sufficient quantities of normal red blood cells. Severe cases can lead to permanent nervous system problems. The vitamin B12 deficiency can result from absorption problems, insufficient dietary intake, certain medications (e.g. metformin), inherited conditions (e.g. transcobalamin deficiency) and certain chronic parasitic intestinal infestations.

 

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