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Zika tied to a 2nd adult brain disease ("acute disseminated encephalomyelitis" [ADEM])

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by waiting, Apr 12, 2016.

  1. waiting

    waiting Senior Member

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    From the Washington Post, reprinted by the Toronto Star.

    "... Patients experienced swelling of the brain and spinal cord that involved the myelin, or coating, around nerve fibers..."

    The NINDS says:
    "... However, some patients may have mild to moderate lifelong impairment, including cognitive difficulties or loss of vision..."

    "...our study may shed light on possible lingering effects the virus may be associated with in the brain."

    "... CDC said clinicians should be "vigilant" for ADEM and other "immune-mediated illnesses of the central nervous system..." [Hello?! :bang-head:]

    http://m.thestar.com/#/article/news...erious-brain-issue-in-adults-study-finds.html

    Edit: fixed link
     
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  2. wastwater

    wastwater Senior Member

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    I probably had ADEM and have birth defects,I find this interesting
     
  3. Justin30

    Justin30 Senior Member

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    I am so angry that all these non believers of ME/CFS dimiss the fact of what encephalomylietis really is.

    This is when we first get sick obviously and each relapse can easily be explained as an encephalomyelitis attack which further damages the the brain and CNS.

    How dare they clump these disorders together as psychlogical......and label it CFS...

    ADEM

    Demyelinating disorders of the central nervous system. The acute therapies most frequently used to treat an inflammatory attack include: high dose intravenous steroids (methylprednisolone), Plasmapheresis (Plasma Exchange or PLEX), Immunoglobulin Therapy (IVIG), and cyclophosphamide.

    AT ONSET

    Viral infections thought to induce ADEM include influenza virus, enterovirus,measles,[17] mumps, rubella, varicella zoster,Epstein Barr virus, cytomegalovirus, herpes simplex virus, hepatitis A, and coxsackievirus; while the bacterial infections include Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Borrelia burgdorferi, Leptospira, and beta-hemolytic Streptococci.[18] The only vaccine proven to induce ADEM is the Semple form of the rabiesvaccine, but hepatitis B, pertussis, diphtheria, measles, u, rubella, pneumococcus,varicella, influenza, Japanese encephalitis, and polio vaccines have all been implicated.

    Symptoms at Onset

    ADEM has an abrupt onset and a monophasic course. Symptoms usually begin 1–3 weeks after infection. Major symptoms include fever,headache, nausea and vomiting, confusion,vision impairment, drowsiness, seizures andcoma.

    Other noted symptoms were dyphagia or difficulty swallowing.
     
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  4. wastwater

    wastwater Senior Member

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    Transverse myelitis is another of interest
     
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  5. Justin30

    Justin30 Senior Member

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    My friend had it, Transverse Myelitis is serious business be was paralyzed from the neck down for 6 months give or take.

    What down right pisses me off is they have had ME right from the get go and covered it up. If you look at all encephalopathies, encephalomylietis, myelitis, etc. They all seem to have a viral, bacterial trigger or Autoimmune trigger.
     
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  6. wastwater

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    I wondered if there are any parallels between zika and ME/cfs as in gulf war syndrome and the higher rate of birth defects
     
  7. Justin30

    Justin30 Senior Member

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    I would say ADEM in mild form without going into coma would substantiat the very ill ME patients and ME patients whether it be from a vaccine, bacteria or virus.

    How bad do you think the CDC, NIH, government and others involved would like to hide this fact....oops we didnt realize but these vaccines can potentially damage your brain!
     
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    New Zealand
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    I read in the last couple of days an article that researchers now believe that Zika came to the Americas with one person on a flight from endemic areas, before the large groups that were there for the sporting events. Hard to believe that it could explode so quickly.
     
  10. wastwater

    wastwater Senior Member

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    TM and ADEM are mentioned in the secret kew papers,I think
     
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  11. wastwater

    wastwater Senior Member

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    My friend had TM these are meant to be rare things.
     
  12. Justin30

    Justin30 Senior Member

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    Rarer probably but not uncomon i know people that had GB and TM....
     

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