Pathology

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Definition

Pathology

Signs/Symptoms

Neuro

Meningitis

·   Severe and persistent headache

·        Bacterial

·   Neck stiffness, painful to touch chin to chest

·        Viral

·   Nausea and vomiting

Encephalitis

·        Viral – no symptoms or mild flue like symptoms

ALS

Alzheimer’s

BMI loss can precede Alzheimers

Huntington’s

Movement disorders (chorea, overexcitability)

Parkinson’s

Movement disorders – resting tremor, akinesia, festinating gait, rigidity, bradykinesia, lack of facial expression.

Multiple Sclerosis

·        Fatigue

Cerebral Vascular Accident

Risk factors: weight, healthy life style, atrial fibrillation, demographic and age

·        Hemorrhagic (13%)

S/s

·        Ischemic (87%) (Thrombus or Embolus)

·        Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm, or leg, especially UL

Atrial Fibrillation

Biggest risks:

Cerebral Palsy

Motor changes (hyper/hypotonia), dyskinesia, changes widely based on type of impairment

Epilepsy

·        Generalized seizures ( gen. absence petit mal, tonic-clonic grand mal)

·        Partial seizures (localized and then spread)

Autonomic Dysreflexia

Sympathetic Discharge