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any degenerative disease of the brain.
AIDS encephalopathy HIV encephalopathy.
anoxic encephalopathy hypoxic encephalopathy.
biliary encephalopathy (bilirubin encephalopathy) kernicterus.
bovine spongiform encephalopathy a prion disease of adult cattle in the British Isles with neurologic symptoms. It is transmitted by feed containing protein in the form of meat and bone meal derived from infected animals. The etiologic agent is also the cause of new variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Called also mad cow disease.
boxer's encephalopathy (boxer's traumatic encephalopathy) a syndrome due to cumulative head blows absorbed in the boxing ring, characterized by slowing of mental function, occasional bouts of confusion, and scattered memory loss. It may progress to the more serious boxer's dementia. See also postconcussional syndrome.
dialysis encephalopathy a degenerative disease of the brain associated with longterm use of hemodialysis, marked by speech disorders and constant myoclonic jerks, progressing to global dementia.
hepatic encephalopathy a condition, usually occurring secondary to advanced liver disease, marked by disturbances of consciousness that may progress to deep coma (hepatic coma), psychiatric changes of varying degree, flapping tremor, and fetor hepaticus.
HIV encephalopathy (HIV-related encephalopathy) a progressive primary encephalopathy caused by infection with human immunodeficiency virus type I, manifested by a variety of cognitive, motor, and behavioral abnormalities. Called also AIDS encephalopathy.
hypernatremic encephalopathy a severe hemorrhagic encephalopathy induced by the hyperosmolarity accompanying hypernatremia and dehydration.
hypertensive encephalopathy a complex of cerebral phenomena such as headache, convulsions, and coma that occur in the course of malignant hypertension.
hypoxic encephalopathy encephalopathy caused by hypoxia from either decreased rate of blood flow or decreased oxygen content of arterial blood; mild cases cause temporary intellectual, visual, and motor disturbances, and severe cases can cause permanent brain damage within five minutes. Called also anoxic encephalopathy.
lead encephalopathy brain disease caused by lead poisoning.
mitochondrial encephalopathy encephalopathy associated with mitochondrial abnormalities, such as melas syndrome and merrf syndrome.
portal-systemic encephalopathy (portasystemic encephalopathy) hepatic encephalopathy.
progressive subcortical encephalopathy Schilder's disease.
subacute spongiform encephalopathy (transmissible spongiform encephalopathy) prion disease.
traumatic encephalopathy
Wernicke's encephalopathy a neurological disorder characterized by confusion, apathy, drowsiness, ataxia of gait, nystagmus, and ophthalmoplegia; it is due to thiamine deficiency, usually from chronic alcohol abuse. It is almost invariably accompanied by or followed by korsakoff's syndrome and frequently accompanied by other nutritional polyneuropathies. See also wernicke-korsakoff syndrome.

trau·mat·ic en·ceph·a·lop·a·thy

an encephalopathy resulting from structural brain injury.

trau·mat·ic en·ceph·a·lop·a·thy

(traw-mat'ik en-sef'a-lop'ă-thē)
An encephalopathy resulting from structural brain injury.
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There are no format standardized criteria for the neuropathologic diagnosis of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), although there is a characteristic pattern of changes, noted Dr.
It is expected that 6,000 of the NFL's 20,000 retired players will develop Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), a disease formerly only found in ex-boxers, which is caused by repetitive head trauma.
30 January 2014 - US treatments and diagnostics developer Amarantus Bioscience (OTCBB:AMBS) said on Wednesday it had partnered with Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) scientists to assess the feasibility of using the Lymphocyte Proliferation (LymPro) test as a blood-based test to identify patients early in the disease process of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and Alzheimer's disease (AD).
These critics must admit that big-time college football, although a peculiar appendage of institutions of higher learning, is at least adding to our knowledge of brains by fueling studies of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the cumulative effect of repeated small "subconcussive'' blows to the head.
Washington, August 26 ( ANI ): Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a brain disease linked with repeat brain trauma including concussions in athletes, may affect them adversely, according to a new study.
Recent studies have found an association between repeat concussions and onset of "chronic traumatic encephalopathy," Dr.
WASHINGTON -- Researchers with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy (CSTE) at Boston University School of Medicine have provided the first pathological evidence of a link between repeated head injuries--such as those experienced by athletes in contact sports such as boxing, football, and hockey--and a disease (chronic traumatic Encephalomyopathy) that resembles amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
The connection between chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and football just got stronger.
Doctors told his family that concussions, possibly suffered as his brain still grew, may have caused Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, a condition usually found in boxers.
He became the first British footballer to have been confirmed to have died as a condition called chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
Robert Cantu, co-director of Boston University's Center for Study of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, finds that CTE causes "brain trauma in players exposed to repetitive head-banging of football.
The settlement calls for payouts of up to $5 million for players suffering from Alzheimer's disease; up to $4 million for those who died of brain injuries known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE; and up to $3 million for players suffering from dementia.