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1

List the 3 main steps in achieving a neurological dx.

Consider a list of POSSIBILITIES.
Perform a process of ELIMINATION. Match the data with the DIAGNOSIS.

2

Which energy failure, compression, and apoptosis related neurological disease have a slow (months to years) onset?

- genetic diseases, B12 deficiency
- tumor
- genetic diseases

3

Which energy failure and compression related conditions cause a "not-so-slow" (days to months) onset?

- infection, drugs & toxins
- epi- & subdural- hematomas; abscess

4

Which energy failure and compression related conditions cause a "sudden to fast" (seconds to days) onset?

- inflammation, arthritis, stroke
- aneurysm, subarachnoid hemorrhage, apoplexy

5

Why is an understanding of neuroanatomy so important in your process of elimination?

You consider associated findings and the systems they implicate. It's good to identify WHERE the systems intersect.

6

For each location within the CNS there is a (relatively) short/long list of likely etiologies.

SHORT list