Brain stem lesion

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What is brain stem lesion?

Diseases of the brainstem can result to abnormalities in the function of cranial nerves which may lead to visual disturbances, pupil abnormalities, changes in sensation, muscle weakness, hearing problems, vertigo, swallowing and speech difficulty, voice change, and co-ordination problems.

Common symptoms reported by people with brain stem lesion

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

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Treatments taken by people with brain stem lesion

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Who has brain stem lesion on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 4
20s 2
30s 11
40s 13
50s 17
60s 7
70+ 3
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 3
30-39 years 6
40-49 years 4
50-59 years 3
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 13
Female 44

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 27
Not Diagnosed 1

These charts show data from brain stem lesion patients who have completed their condition history
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