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Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension May be Caused by Reactivation of Latent Cerebral Toxoplasmosis

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  1. adreno

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    Intracranial Hypertension seems fairly common in ME. Thoughts?
     
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    And to think I ate an undercooked patty the other day.

    I have been interested in T. Gondii for a while. It is possibly implicated in schizophrenia, personality changes, slowed reflexes leading to motor collisions, eye damage in immunocompromised persons, and now, intracranial hypertension..

    I get very obsessed about proper cooking hygiene and people around me seem to think I'm being very silly. I don't. If you think something isn't cooked thoroughly don't eat it. Don't make my mistake. So far I haven't had a fever or digestive upset so I think I dodged a bullet. I think it's also more common in pork as well.
     
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    Are the authors saying this is the only reason for IIH or that it could be one of the reasons. The authors go on to say:


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    Did something get lost in the translation or am I lost as I don't know about this condition?

    Barb
     
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    I've had my share of rare steaks, too :eek:
     
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    I'd point out that Dr. Paul Cheney has been long talking about "leaky capillaries" in the brain, and about changes in regulation of fluids to reduce intracranial pressure as a compensating mechanism which causes dysregulation of fluids and electrolytes, plus the entire HPA axis. He does not however postulate a particular pathogen responsible.

    I've been following research on invasion of endothelial tissues by cytotoxic T-cells as part of a runaway inflammatory response caused by signalling defects. This might also produce "leaky capillaries", and a cascade of problems like those seen in CFS.

    We might be seeing a convergence of research on common problems caused by a variety of pathological processes.
     

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