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Autoimmune nervous system diseases

Guillain-Barre syndrome
Guillain-Barre syndrome is a neurological disorder in which the body's immune system attacks part of the peripheral nervous system. Symptoms of Guillain-Barré syndrome vary from person to person and may be mild or severe. Most often, the first prominent symptom is weakness, and most often the weakness is felt in both legs. The weakness is accompanied by decreased feeling (paresthesia).
 
Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome
Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS) is an uncommon neuromuscular disorder characterized by weakness in muscles of the upper arms and upper legs, and less commonly, muscles of the neck, speech, swallowing, breathing and eye movement. Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS) is caused by a disruption of electrical impulses between these nerve and muscle cells.
 
Multiple sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a demyelinating disease, a non-contagious chronic autoimmune disorder of the central nervous system which can present with a variety of neurological symptoms occurring in attacks or slowly progressing over time. Multiple sclerosis (MS) can be thought of as an inflammatory process involving different areas of the central nervous system (CNS) at various points in time.
Myasthenia gravis
Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disease that affects the transmission of signals from nerves to muscles. Myasthenia gravis is caused by a defect in the transmission of nerve impulses to muscles. It occurs when normal communication between the nerve and muscle is interrupted at the neuromuscular junction - the place where nerve cells connect with the muscles they control.
 
Transverse myelitis
Transverse myelitis (TM) is an uncommon neurological syndrome caused by inflammation (a protective response which includes swelling, pain, heat, and redness) of the spinal cord, characterized by weakness, back pain, and bowel and bladder problems. It affects one to five persons per million. Acute transverse myelitis is a neurological disorder caused by inflammation of the spinal cord, which damages or destroys myelin, the fatty insulating substance that covers nerve cells fibers.
 
Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy
Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy is an advancing viral inflammation of the white matter of the brain. Immunosuppressed people are more susceptible to this disorder than the general population. Evidence of the disease may be a person´s recent loss of coordination and weakness, progressing to a loss of language, visual problems and headaches.

Topics in neurological disorders

Autoimmune nervous system diseases
Autonomic nervous system diseases
Degenerative nervous system diseases
Central nervous system diseases
Brain diseases
Cranial nerve disorders
Headaches
Dementia
Language disorders
Perceptual disorders
Motor neuron diseases
Neurologic manifestations
Movement disorders
Peripheral nerve disorders
Sleep disorders
Spinal cord diseases
 

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