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Nervous System Diseases

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis in a Young Man

The neurodegeneration of ALS is relentlessly progressive and presently incurable. Only one medication has been shown to extend life. Here, a case study, including videos.

Nervous System Diseases

Five recent studies on multiple sclerosis offer new insights: the take-home points are featured in this slide show.

Chronic pain and psychological interventions, complex regional pain syndrome, spinal fractures and low back pain, acute gouty arthritis, Chiari I malformation, Dengue fever, erythema nodosum—a look at pain in its many shapes, sizes, and locations.

discoid lupus erythematosus

Discoid lupus erythematosus; pharmacologic options for “statin-intolerant” patients; treatment of diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain . . . questions on these and other topics in this quiz.

Ecstasy ingestion should be high on the list of differential diagnoses for young patients who present with acute, unexplained encephalopathy.

Test yourself on symptoms of Löfgren syndrome, comorbdities of Down syndrome; complications of diabetes, and more in this week’s quiz.

This week’s quiz questions challenge you to determine the cause of an infant’s “strange breathing” based on a chest film, to come up with the most common cause of chronic cough in children, to be a dermatologic detective, among other things.

Neurofibromatosis, neuroretinitis, neurologic complications of Down syndrome, Lhermitte-Duclos disease, neurosarcoidosis—find insights here for defeating nervous system disorders.

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