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Topic: Behavior

Created on Wednesday, February 21 2007 by jdmiles

Last modified on Wednesday, February 21 2007.

GUESS WHAT I'M THINKING!

I'm thinking of a type of peripheral neuralgia in which there is persistent burning pain in an extremity, along with abnormal sympathetic innervation in the affected nerve. It is most often seen after trauma.
What disease am I thinking of?

 
        A) Causalgia
 
        B) Brown-Sequard Syndrome
 
        C) Alpers-Hutttenlocher syndrome
 
        D) Zellweger Syndrome
 
        E) Rett Syndrome
 

 


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A) Causalgia

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Causalgia is a type of peripheral neuralgia in which there is persistent burning pain in an extremity, along with abnormal sympathetic innervation in the affected nerve. It is most often seen after trauma.  (See References)

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B) Brown-Sequard Syndrome

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Brown-Sequard Syndrome is a homolateral paralysis which spares the face, with ipsilateral loss of position and vibratory sense, and contralateral loss of temperature and pain. Results from a unilateral spinal cord lesion.  (See References)

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C) Alpers-Hutttenlocher syndrome

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Alpers-Hutttenlocher syndrome is a subtype of progressive cerebral poliodystrophy in which there are also hepatic symptoms: jaundice, fatty degeneration, and cirrhosis. Other symptoms include anemia, thrombocytopenia, and trichorrhexis.  (See References)

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D) Zellweger Syndrome

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Zellweger Syndrome is an autosomal recessive disorder that results in a lack of liver peroxisomes. It results in accumulation of very long chain fatty acids, and is terminal at a few months of age.  (See References)

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E) Rett Syndrome

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Rett Syndrome is an X-linked dominant form of mental retardation primarily affecting girls. These girls develop normally until 6 to 18 months of age, after which they lose mental abilities and motor skills.  (See References)

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References:

1. Victor, M., and Ropper, A.H. (2001). Adams and Victor's Principles of Neurology, 7th Edition. McGraw-Hill, New York.
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Question ID: 02210701
Question written by J. Douglas Miles, (C) 2006-2009, all rights reserved.
Created: 02/21/2007
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