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What is a brain hamartoma?


Brain Bleeding  (+ info)

Does anyone know what these MRI results could mean?


Hi everyone I am awaiting a call from my daughter's DR. but I thought maybe someone would be able to help me if they knew anything. I actually am trying to figure out what my 7 year old daughter's MRI results mean? She was diagnosed with diabetes insipidus when she was 3 and has been having MRI's for the past 3 years under sedation to check her pituitary gland. Until this one they have come back normal. I don't even know if this one is abnormal or not. I am waiting to hear from the dr. still. She has been getting bad headaches with sensitivity to the light, along with dizziness at times and cramping in her legs and feet, also she has been abnormally cranky. Her endocronologist thinks that her cramping and headaches may relate to the DI. Her results read as follows:

There is ill-defined area of hyperintense T2/FLAIR signal within the subcortical white matter of the left superior frontal gyrus near the vertex. There is no associated enhancement, mass effect or volume loss, and finding may represent a focal area of cortical dysplasia versus gliosis versus hamartoma versus demyelination.

"IMPRESSION:
Nonspecific nonenhancing subcortical signal abnormality within the high left superior frontal gyrus which may represent cortical dysplasia versus gliosis versus hamartoma versus demyelination. Follow up imaging over time may be done for futher evaluation of stability verseus change."

I don't know if anyone knows what that could possibly mean but any feedback would be appreciated. Thank you in advance for any help you can offer.

Teresa R.
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i really dont know but call the doc so he/she can explain .  (+ info)

Dieticians - Internists - Is kwashiorkor a possible symptom of our poor diet - too much white flour / corn syr?


I think many Americans are starving themselves because of their daily reliance on white flour for sustenance, whether rich or poor. Does white flour inhibit good digestion of other more protein rich foods? (Look at all the protruding bellies.) I'm looking at something that indicated that in a report as follows:

"Conditions listing Kwashiorkor as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Kwashiorkor. Our database lists the following as having Kwashiorkor as a symptom of that condition:
Alcoholism
Amphetamine abuse
Amyloidosis AL
Anorexia Nervosa
Blind loop syndrome
Boyd-Stearns syndrome
Brinton disease
Classic galactosemia
Cocaine fetopathy
Congenital short bowel
Congenital sucrose-isomaltose malabsorption
Cutaneous photosensitivity colitis, lethal
Cystic Fibrosis
Epidermolysis bullosa, junctional
Finnish nephrosis syndrome
Follicular hamartoma - alopecia - cystic fibrosis
Gastrointestinal amyloidosis
Hereditary amyloidosis
Hyperemesis Gravidarum
Intestinal epithelial dysplasia
Intractable diarrhea with enterocytes assembly abnormalities, congenital, familial
Juvenile tropical pancreatitis syndrome
Microsporidiosis
Obal syndrome
Opisthorchiasis
Pancreatic insufficiency
Pancreatic Islet Cell Cancer
Patau syndrome
Sandifer syndrome
Self Harm
Short Bowel Syndrome
TopDrug interactions causing Kwashiorkor:
When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Kwashiorkor as a symptom.
The list below is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.
Chloramphenicol and Acetaminophen interaction
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TopMedical news summaries relating to Kwashiorkor:
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TopRelated information on causes of Kwashiorkor:
As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Kwashiorkor may be found in:
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TopCauses of Kwashiorkor: Online Medical Books
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Protein-calorie malnutrition: Causes and incidence
(Professional Guide to Diseases (Eighth Edition))
Both kwashiorkor (edematous PCM) and marasmus (nonedematous PCM) are common in underdeveloped countries and in areas in which dietary amino acid
content is insufficient to satisfy growth requirements. Kwashiorkor typically occurs at about age 1, after infants are weaned from breast milk to a protein-deficient diet of starchy gruels or sugar water, but it can develop at any time during the formative years. Marasmus affects infants ages 6 to 18 months as a result of breast-feeding failure, or a debilitating condition such as chronic diarrhea.
In industrialized countries, PCM may occur secondary to chronic metabolic disease that decreases protein and calorie intake or absorption, or trauma that increases protein and calorie requirements. In the United States, PCM is estimated to occur to some extent in 50% of elderly people in nursing homes. Those who aren’t allowed anything by mouth for an extended period are at high risk of developing PCM. Conditions that increase protein-calorie requirements include severe burns and injuries, systemic infections, and cancer (accounts for the largest group of hospitalized patients with PCM). Conditions that cause defective utilization of nutrients include malabsorption syndrome, short-bowel syndrome, and Crohn’s disease.
Protein-calorie malnutrition: Causes
(Handbook of Diseases)
Both marasmus (nonedematous protein-calorie malnutrition) and kwashiorkor (edematous protein-calorie malnutrition) are common in underdeveloped countries and in areas where dietary amino acid content is insufficient to satisfy growth requirements. Kwashiorkor typically occurs at about age 1, after infants are weaned from breast milk to a protein-deficient diet of starchy gruels or sugar water, but it can develop at any time during the formative years. Marasmus affects infants ages 6 to 18 months as a result of breast-feeding failure or a debilitating condition such as chronic diarrhea.
In industrialized countries, protein-calorie malnutrition may occur secondary to chronic metabolic disease that decreases protein and calorie intake or absorption or trauma that increases protein a
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Interesting read and yes, you have a valid point there.
I believe when manufactures add or take products out to produce a longer shelf life, we become unwittingly victims.
I also will state that man's desire to consume these products in large quantities also makes a statement to how well they care about their own bodies and therefore allowing them to become the blimps, encourage laziness and less outgoing as a person.
I find these chemicals are foreign to the human body and instead of helping ones digestion, actually does the opposite. It promotes build up and therefore a blockage to the body operating normally.
There is where the many problems of the body lies in wait for us. Some times quicker then we ever could realize.
It is sad that many of these traits are passed on during breast feeding and actual Development inside a mother's womb. However i wonder if this wasn't all a design by human engineering to cause a decrease in the human population or is it just a consequence of a "on Demand" society.
I learned a lot about nutritional values when i searched out about diets for myself. There are some products now that i will never eat again
Great question and deserving my further attention as well as others.  (+ info)


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