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Confusion and Sudden onset of memory loss in the elderly
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Confusion and Sudden onset of memory loss in the elderly

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    1. Acanthamoeba infection
     Infection with a microscopic, free-living ameba that is readily found in the environment - soil, air and water. Most people exposed to the ameba will not become infected but when infections do occur, they tend to affect the eyes, central nervous system or...more »
    2. Acanthamoeba infection of the central nervous system
     Infection by an amoebic organism called Acanthamoeba. Infection usually occurs when the amoeba enters through a break in the skin or through the nose. Infection can be localized or systemic where it can involve the central nervous system and cause potenti...more »
    3. Acebutolol Hydrochloride -- Teratogenic Agent
     Experimental studies on rats indicate that using Acebutolol Hydrochloride during pregnancy produces no harmful effects on the developing fetus. Acebutolol Hydrochloride is a beta blocker medication used to treat high blood pressure and abnormal heart rhyt...more »
    4. Aceruloplasminemia
     A rare, recessively inherited neurodegenerative disorder characterized by a lack of ceruloplasmin in the blood. The lack of ceruloplasmin results in abnormal iron use in the body and leads to iron deposits in various body tissues such as the brain, pancre...more »
    5. Acid-Base Imbalance
     A disruption to the normal acid-base equilibrium in the body. There are four main groups of disorder involving an acid-base imbalance: respiratory acidosis or alkalosis and metabolic acidosis or alkalosis. Obviously the severity of symptoms is determined ...more »
    6. Actinomycetales infection
     A bacterial infection from the order of Actinobacteria. The range of symptoms is variable depending on which bacteria from the order is involved....more »
    7. Acute Bokhoror
     A brain disease caused by an unknown pathogen which is probably from the Picornavirus family of viruses. Mode of transmission is uncertain but genetic susceptibility may be involved. The incubation period appears to be an average of 15 years. The disease ...more »
    8. Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis
     A rare neurological disorder where an inflammation of the brain and spinal cord occurs due to damage to the protective covering (myelin sheath) around the nerves....more »
    9. Acute fatty liver of pregnancy
     A rare complication of pregnancy that can occur in the second half of the pregnancy. It is characterized by excessive fatty deposits in the liver which can be fatal without prompt diagnosis and treatment which involves delivering the baby as soon as possi...more »
    10. Acute mountain sickness
     A condition that occurs when an un-acclimatized person climbs to high altitudes....more »

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