Featured Nervous System Articles
Descriptions of Featured Nervous System Articles
Spina bifida is a neural tube defect that occurs in over 1,500 U.S. babies each year. This eMedTV article takes a closer look at this condition, including information on its possible causes, symptoms, treatment options, and more.
Tourette syndrome is a chronic neurological condition generally characterized by motor and vocal tics. This eMedTV resource offers an in-depth look at the condition, including symptoms, treatment options, and prognosis.
RSD, or reflex sympathetic dystrophy, is characterized by continuous, intense pain that worsens over time. This eMedTV segment offers a description of the disorder, including causes, symptoms, treatment options, and prognosis.
Huntington's disease is a progressive brain disorder that is the result of a genetic defect. This eMedTV article provides an overview of the condition, including information about how it is inherited, the diagnostic process, treatment, and more.
Caused by abnormal brain activity, seizures briefly alter a person's consciousness, movements, or actions. This eMedTV segment offers an in-depth look at seizures, including detailed information on their causes, symptoms, and treatment.
A temporary form of facial paralysis, Bell's palsy results from damage or trauma to a facial nerve. As this eMedTV page explains, the condition usually affects only one of the two facial nerves and one side of the face. It often goes away on its own.
Tay-Sachs disease is a rare, hereditary illness that causes progressive damage to certain nerve cells. This eMedTV resource offers an in-depth look at this disabling condition, including its causes, symptoms, treatment options, and more.
Each year, several thousand people contract encephalitis, which is an inflammation of the brain. This eMedTV article takes an in-depth look at encephalitis, including its causes, symptoms, and treatment options.
Hydrocephalus is a condition where extra fluid builds up in the brain and causes pressure. This part of the eMedTV Web site takes a closer look at hydrocephalus, including information on its symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and more.
As this eMedTV article explains, a seizure is a brief, sudden change in behavior that occurs when certain cells in the brain are not functioning properly. This page lists possible symptoms, as well as conditions and events that can trigger them.
Spinal meningitis is inflammation and swelling within the lining of the brain and spinal cord. As this eMedTV article explains, it is most often caused by a bacterial or viral infection. Symptoms, transmission, and treatment methods are also described.
An acoustic neuroma is a noncancerous, slow-growing tumor that grows from certain nerves of the inner ear. This eMedTV article discusses this serious condition in detail, including its causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment options, and more.
RLS (restless legs syndrome) is characterized by unpleasant sensations in the legs during inactivity. This eMedTV resource offers an in-depth look at this neurological condition, including its causes, symptoms, treatment options, and prognosis.
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
With normal pressure hydrocephalus, a buildup of cerebrospinal fluid puts pressure on the brain. This eMedTV article explains this condition in detail, including information on its diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, symptoms, and more.
Spina Bifida Occulta
Spina bifida occulta is a condition in which one or more vertebrae are malformed. This segment of the eMedTV archives describes this condition in detail, including its possible causes, symptoms, treatment options, and more.
Phenytoin is a prescription drug licensed to treat some types of epileptic seizures. This eMedTV page describes the types of seizures that can be treated with phenytoin, explains the effects of the drug, and lists possible side effects that may occur.
Syringomyelia (when a cyst forms in the spinal cord) can occur due to a tumor or a number of other things. This eMedTV article discusses the condition in detail, including causes, symptoms, treatment, and more.
Causes of Seizures
Head injury, fever, and medical conditions such as brain tumors are possible causes of seizures. This eMedTV article explores these and other things that can cause seizures, including developmental problems and chemical imbalances.
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
A person with complex regional pain syndrome has chronic, intense pain. This eMedTV article takes an in-depth look at this condition, including information on its causes, symptoms and treatment options.