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Ch 18: Diseases of the Central Nervous System

About This Chapter

In this chapter, you can learn more about the conditions and diseases of the central nervous system, including clinical names and symptoms. Use these lessons to help you study for health or nursing class exams.

Diseases of the Central Nervous System - Chapter Summary

When dealing with diseases of the central nervous system, you will come across many long and hard-to-pronounce terms referring to specific types of diseases and conditions. The text lessons contained in this chapter expand your understanding of these diseases by providing detailed information about disease origins, key term meanings and pronunciations, symptoms and treatment options. Short, engaging lessons take only minutes to review and allow you to study at your own pace. Access these lessons 24/7 from any device or print out to create convenient reference materials. After you review this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Describe the diagnosis and treatment of cryptococcosis and brain abscesses
  • List the symptoms of lyme neuroborreliosis
  • Define and provide the pathology of subacute sclerosing panencephalitis
  • Give details about the symptoms and treatment of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy
  • Provide details about the history, cause, transmission and treatment of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
  • Discuss facts about fatal familial insomnia and Sydenham's Chorea
  • Explain the history of African trypanosomiasis

14 Lessons in Chapter 18: Diseases of the Central Nervous System
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What is Cryptococcosis in Humans? - Cutaneous & Pulmonary

1. What is Cryptococcosis in Humans? - Cutaneous & Pulmonary

Cryptococcosis is a fungal disease that impacts several areas of the body. This lesson will provide details on how this disease impacts the skin and lungs of an infected person.

Cryptococcosis In Humans: Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

2. Cryptococcosis In Humans: Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

Cryptococcosis is a potentially fatal disease that is caused by two different types of fungus. Continue reading this lesson to learn all about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of this fungal disease.

What is a Brain Abscess? - Definition, Causes & Symptoms

3. What is a Brain Abscess? - Definition, Causes & Symptoms

In this lesson, we'll discuss the basics about brain abscesses. We'll learn what brain abscesses are, what causes them, and what to look for as symptoms.

Brain Abscesses: Diagnosis, Treatment & Prognosis

4. Brain Abscesses: Diagnosis, Treatment & Prognosis

This lesson defines and discusses brain abscesses. You'll learn how they are diagnosed, what treatment options are available, as well as the general prognosis for brain abscesses.

Lyme Neuroborreliosis: Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

5. Lyme Neuroborreliosis: Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

Lyme neuroborreliosis is a neurological condition that negatively impacts the central nervous system. This lesson will provide the reader with interesting information about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of this disorder.

Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis: Definition & Pathology

6. Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis: Definition & Pathology

This lesson will briefly define a condition known as subacute sclerosing panencephalitis. You'll then go over the gross pathology of this disease as well as the histology of this condition.

Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy: Symptoms & Treatment

7. Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy: Symptoms & Treatment

Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy is an infection of the nervous system that is caused by a virus that is found in most people. Continue reading to learn more about this condition, including its symptoms and treatment.

What is Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease? - Definition, Cause & Transmission

8. What is Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease? - Definition, Cause & Transmission

In this lesson, we'll be learning about the brain disease Creutzfeldt-Jakob. Here, we'll go over what the disease is, what causes it and how it is transmitted between people.

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease: Symptoms, Treatment & Life Expectancy

9. Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease: Symptoms, Treatment & Life Expectancy

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease is fairly rare, but extremely serious brain disorder. This lesson will give you the opportunity to learn about the symptoms and treatment options for a person with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease as well life expectancy.

The History of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

10. The History of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

Are you going mad trying to understand Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (or just how to pronounce it)? In this lesson, we will discuss the history of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.

What is Fatal Familial Insomnia? - Definition, Stages & History

11. What is Fatal Familial Insomnia? - Definition, Stages & History

Fatal familial insomnia (FFI) is a deadly condition caused by a protein mutation. Read this lesson to learn more about FFI and the stages of disease progression.

Fatal Familial Insomnia: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

12. Fatal Familial Insomnia: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

In this lesson, we'll be learning about the rare genetic disorder, fatal familial insomnia. By the end of this lesson, you'll understand what symptoms arise from this disorder, what causes the disorder and research into treatments.

Sydenham's Chorea: Symptoms & Treatment

13. Sydenham's Chorea: Symptoms & Treatment

Sydenham's chorea is a neurological symptom associated with rheumatic fever. In this lesson, you will learn more about Sydenham's chorea symptoms and treatment.

History of African Trypanosomiasis (African Sleeping Sickness)

14. History of African Trypanosomiasis (African Sleeping Sickness)

This lesson goes over the fascinating and very long history of African trypanosomiasis, commonly known as the sleeping sickness. You'll learn how long it's been around and its earliest recorded occurrences.

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