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  • n. The removal of the myelin sheath from a nerve fibre, normally as a result of disease

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  • n. loss of the myelin covering of some nerve fibers resulting in their impaired function


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  • One risk is that the cerebral edema induced by the hypo-osmolality is clearly a bad thing and should not be allowed to persist and worsen and on the other hand there is the somewhat mysterious spectre of osmotic demyelination which is typically referred to by one of it forms namely central pontine myelinolysis.

    SIADH or SIAD-where did the "h" go and does it matter?

  • In transverse myelitis, demyelination and injury to bundles of axonal nerves occurs in focal areas of the spinal cord, often leading to permanent and severe paralysis.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • The process of demyelination interrupts the electrical impulses that run through these nerve fibers, causing weakness and paralysis.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • Central-nervous-system demyelination after immunisation with recombinant hepatitis B vaccine.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • Sadly, those most in need of protection—people susceptible to demyelination and paralysis should they come down with an acute infection—are also those most likely to be at risk of severe adverse effects from the very vaccines meant to help them.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • This would show if there are any other areas of demyelination, which would increase the risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS).

    Information about optic neuritis in children

  • Exacerbations result in new symptoms or aggravation old symptoms by causing inflammation and demyelination in the CNS.

    Information about pediatric multiple sclerosis

  • Attention has recently focused on the beneficial effects of fatty foods in multiple sclerosis, but no one knows for sure whether diets high in fat help stave off demyelination of nerve fibers.

    After the Diagnosis

  • "Hepatitis B vaccination does not generally increase the risk of CNS inflammatory demyelination in childhood," the authors concluded.

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  • A study published last October in the journal Neurology found that children who received the Hepatitis B vaccine series were 50% more likely to develop "central nervous system inflammatory demyelination" than children who did not receive the vaccine.

    David Kirby: Autism Rate Now at One Percent of All US Children?


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