Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis: What Does ADEM Mean?

What Is Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis? Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis, also known as ADEM or Acute Demyelinating Encephalomyelitis, is a rare autoimmune neurological disease that results in a rapid and sudden inflammation of the brain and spinal cord. The brain and spinal cord swells, causing damage to the myelin, or nerve fibers in the central nervous syndrome. Acute Disseminated […]

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Ocular Pruritus: What Causes Itchy Eyes?

What Is Ocular Pruritus? Ocular pruritus is the medical term for itchy eyes. Ocular pruritus is not a condition in itself, but rather the result of another condition or circumstance. Having itchy eyes is very common and in many cases, it is not typically regarded as a serious medical condition. Causes Allergies Blepharitis Dry Eye […]

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Labyrinthitis: What Is Vestibular Neuritis?

What Is Labyrinthitis? Labyrinthitis, also known as vestibular neuritis, is an inflammation of the inner ear that results in a vertigo-like sensation. Patients often feel as though they are moving or spinning when they are actually at rest. It can be a brief, isolated occurrence or a persistent condition, depending on the underlying cause. Labyrinthitis […]

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Fibromyalgia: Debilitating, Widespread Pain

What Is Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is a debilitating condition in which the patient experiences widespread pain and a heightened reaction to pain or pressure throughout the body. In addition to widespread pain, fibromyalgia can affect all systems in the body, leading to sleep disturbances and changes in mood. These bodily responses stem from miscommunication and malfunctioning […]

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