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Less Common & Rare Neurological Disorders
SSPE or Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis is among the rarest of all Neurological Disorders. This condition is progressive in nature and chronic. It is also called progressive encephalitis. It usually affects children and in some cases, young adults. It is caused by a neuropathy, i.e. caused by a neurological disease. Most patients of SSPE develop this condition after suffering recurring infections by a certain, immune type of measles virus. There is no known cure for SSPE.
The less common of Neurological Disorders includes MS or Multiple Sclerosis. This Neurological Disorder is actually an autoimmune disorder. This is a chronic condition that seldom responds to medical care. MS is caused by an accidental stress on the neurons of the spinal column or of the brain. MS can lead to physical disabilities and emotional retardation, apart from causing chronic pain upon doing the slightest of physically-exerting activities.
However, MS is often caused without any reason, i.e. its cause is often unknown, making its diagnostic conclusion even more challenging. It is believed that patients who have a history of schizophrenia or bipolar disorder are more likely to develop MS. Some research work indicates that people with a history of seizures and metabolic diseases like diabetes are also in the risk-group, i.e. those who have a higher vulnerability to developing Neurological Disorders like MS. This theory is based on many MS patients suffering from Type II Diabetes and here, MS might even lead to total loss of sensation in the legs along with progressive neuro-necrosis that pushes doctors towards conducting an amputation.