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16 Possible Causes for Cerebrospinal Fluid Abnormality, Frontal Intermittent Rhythmic Delta Activity, Slow Speech

  • Stroke

    […] language problems Slow, cautious behavior Memory loss Rehabilitation following a stroke may involve a number of medical specialists; but the early diagnosis of a stroke,[aans.org] In most cases, it occurs in a rhythmic and intermittent manner, and the most commonly and important types are frontal intermittent rhythmic delta activity (FIRDA) ( Fig 2[scielo.br] When what he tried to say came out garbled, many people assumed he was either mentally slow or a foreigner with limited English.[nytimes.com]

  • Cerebral Hemorrhage

    Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) studies disclosed mononuclear pleocytosis with elevated protein levels.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Results of a polymerase chain reaction assay of the cerebrospinal fluid were positive for HSV-1. His course was complicated by 2 episodes of cerebral hemorrhage.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Treatment Treatment includes surgically measuring and correcting pressure on the brain by inserting a tube and draining excess blood and the cerebrospinal fluid that normally[neurosurgery.ucla.edu]

  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

    […] for SAH; CT negative for SAH and inconclusive cerebrospinal fluid examination.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] fluid or xanthochromia in any tube of cerebrospinal fluid collected considered abnormal.[bmj.com] Hydrocephalus General information: Acute hydrocephalus, an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain, occurs in 15 percent of patients with SAH.[neurosurgery.ucla.edu]

  • Neurosyphilis

    Over the next few months, a mask-like facies developed, his speech became slow and stuttered, and a tremor developed in his right hand.[cmaj.ca] A diagnosis of neurosyphilis should be considered in patients with serologic evidence of syphilis and one or more of the following cerebrospinal fluid abnormalities; mononuclear[omicsonline.org] Psychiatric symptoms including personality and behavioral change, and slowing of mentation and speech may present similarly (Merritt, et al 1946; Holmes et al, 1984) to paresis[priory.com]

  • Migraine

    […] of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately or get emergency medical treatment: pain, tightness, pressure, or heaviness in the chest, throat, neck, and/or jaw slow[medlineplus.gov] Migraine patients may have multiple metabolic abnormalities associated with obesity, including cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) neuropeptide Y elevation ( Valenzuela et al., 2000[dx.doi.org] Abstract Acute confusional migraine (ACM) shows typical electroencephalography (EEG) patterns of diffuse delta slowing and frontal intermittent rhythmic delta activity (FIRDA[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Susac Syndrome

    […] problems Inability to remain alert or focused Slurred speech Changes in personality Mental problems such as depression, psychosis, aggression, anxiety, or withdrawal Eye[my.clevelandclinic.org] Cerebrospinal fluid was abnormal in 5 patients showing pleocytosis (mean, 24.6; range, 6-85 cells/mL) and elevated protein level (mean, 210; range, 113-365 mg/dL).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The EEG showed frontal intermittent rhythmic delta activity.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Encephalopathy

    Slowed movement Seizures Severe personality changes Coma People with hepatic encephalopathy can become unconscious or unresponsive.[medicine.mc.vanderbilt.edu] fluid.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] slow movement.[britishlivertrust.org.uk]

  • Cerebral Neoplasm

    Other symptoms may include slow, unsteady and jerky movement of the arms or legs, slowed and slurred speech, and rapid, small movements of the eyes (nystagmus).[strokeconnection.strokeassociation.org] This is a sac of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), which has been "trapped" outside or inside the brain. It might also be called a "leptomeningeal cyst."[aans.org] Recent evidence suggests that specific chromosomal abnormalities may predict the response to chemotherapy.[aans.org]

  • Pituitary Adenoma

    Another study tested the effect of methylphenidate on patients with primary gliomas who had neurobehavioral slowing affecting their level of functioning. 41 These patients[doi.org] fluid rhinorrhea, seizures, and pituitary apoplexy, can occur but are uncommon.[aafp.org] They also showed improvement in visual motor speed, verbal memory, expansive speech, and executive functioning, as well as improvement in cognition and mood. 41 It is important[doi.org]

  • Neurodegenerative Disorder

    Progressively patients develop other problems such as problems in speech and eventually a supranuclear gaze palsy and difficulties in swallowing.[orpha.net] Additionally, tremor ophthalmologic abnormalities, sensory deficits, short stature, hypogonadism, elevated cerebrospinal fluid protein, and absent or prolonged somatosensory[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Richardson's syndrome is the most common clinical variant and manifests with a lurching gait, falls due to postural instability, cognitive impairment and slowing of vertical[orpha.net]