Lee A. Solomon, MD
Location and Office HoursBehavioral Health Associates PC
6216 Airpark Dr
Chattanooga, TN 37421
- BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
- Great-West Healthcare Cigna
- Tricare/Humana Military Healthcare
- United Healthcare
- Erlanger Baroness Campus
- Erlanger North Hospital
- HealthSouth Chattanooga Rehabilitation Hospital
- Memorial Hospital
- Memorial North Park Hospital
- Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation
How do doctors diagnose the cause of a seizure?
Doctors assume that after a person has had a single seizure that there’s the possibility of having some sort of abnormality in the brain. This can be either a tumor or a vascular malformation. As a result, a diagnostic test -- usually a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan -- is done to identify the sources of the seizure.
What is central nervous system sanctuary therapy?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) answered
Central nervous system sanctuary therapy is chemotherapy or radiation therapy given to the central nervous system (CNS) as a preventive treatment. It kills cancer cells that may be in the brain and spinal cord, even though no cancer has been detected there. Also called central nervous system prophylaxis.
This answer is based on source information from the National Cancer Institute
What is mad cow disease?
Healthwise answeredMad cow disease (bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or BSE) is a degenerative, usually fatal disease that affects the central nervous system of cattle, sheep and goats. While humans cannot get mad cow disease, in rare cases they may get a human form called variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) if they eat nerve tissue (the brain and spinal cord) of cattle infected with mad cow disease. No one is sure what causes mad cow disease. One theory is that the disease is caused by a change in the shape of some of the proteins found in animal cells. This change may be caused by other abnormal proteins called prions. In affected cows, the abnormal proteins (prions) are found in the brain, spinal cord and small intestine. Another theory is that mad cow disease is caused by a virus that causes the proteins to change and become abnormal (prions).
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