« on: 19/05/2018 09:02:45 »
Quote from: tkadm30
neuroimmunity and feedback on novel ways to defend/protect cognitive functions of the central nervous system (CNS)A few years ago, I heard of a bizarre medical case where a woman suddenly lost her mind, over a period of weeks.
It turned out that she had an ovarian cyst called a teratoma. Teratomas can contain many kinds of bodily tissues, but all scrambled together.
Apparently, this teratoma contained some neurological tissue (normally found only in the Central Nervous System, or CNS); her immune system was triggered by the teratoma to attack her CNS.
Eventually, after a long hunt for the cause, finding and removing the Teratoma allowed her a gradual recovery; today neurologists are aware of this trigger, and know to remove the teratoma promptly, producing rapid recovery.
See, for example: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4688824/
But tk, I think you are largely protected from this form of neuroimmune attack by your male gender.
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