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HBS 2.2.5 Patient 1

HBS 2.2.5

Sammie Tinney

on 15 November 2012

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Multiple Sclerosis Final Diagnosis: We came to the conclusion that Helen has Multiple Sclerosis. Her symptoms matched some of the symptoms from the other diseases, but all of her symptoms matched the symptoms of MS. Physiology autoimmune
Causes damage of insulators of myelin
white blood cells attack Schwann cells (treated like an invader)
many scars form on myelin
Balance problems are caused by issues in cerebrum and cerebellum
prickling is caused in sensory nerve tract Symptoms Careers: We encourage our patient to go see a otolaryngologist after being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. They should see a otolaryngologist because they are specialized in ear, nose, and throat problems. You could benefit from seeing a ENT doctor by getting your hearing back and better sight again. We also encourage our patient to see a physical therapist. They should see a physical therapist because they can help the patient with their balance. They can also help with coordination problems. The physical therapist could help the patient become physically active again. Treatment Options: Possible Diagnoses Peripheral Neuropathy
Vitamin B12 Deficiency
Multiple Sclerosis
Wernicke Syndrome http://health.nytimes.com/health/guides/disease/multiple-sclerosis/overview.html
http://www.umm.edu/patiented/articles/what_causes_multiple_sclerosis_000017_4.htm#ixzz2CJJ8Q8Ep Citations: fatigue
muscle weakness
numbness and tingling in the feet and hands
loss of balance
majority of time feels fine There is no cure
Medications are for reducing the symptoms immunotherapy Corticosteroids Prognosis: Not a fatal disease
Patients live normal life span
Symptoms of MS can negatively effect life After twenty years of being diagnosed the patient could be on crutches or cane
About 20% of patients remain become only mildly symptomatic after initial clinical event.
Most patients, however, will have some degree of disease progression Caylin Billingsley Connor Christman Samantha Tinney Austin Votaw
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