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Diagnosed with Astrocytoma. Typhoid in childhood. Is typhoid cause for Astrocytoma?

Hello. I had Typhoid fever when I was one year old. I am 52 now and was diagnosed with an astrocytoma on the pons when I was 31 . I was treated sucessfully. My question is: Could the high heat of the Typhoid Fever have altered the tissue of my brain so that I would eventually get an astrocytoma? Also, is there a site where I can go to donate my brain when i die?
Asked On : Thu, 22 Nov 2012
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Astrocytoma is a type of tumour that originates within the brain tissue itself. It can vary in its behaviour.
Some are slow growing and relatively benign, others are fast, more aggressive and prone to do more damage to surrounding tissues.
There is no relation between astrocytoma and typhoid fever.
2 sites for brain donation
BDR Co-ordinating Centre

Brains for Dementia Research Co-ordinating Centre
Wolfson Centre for Age Related Diseases
King's College London
St Thomas' Street
London SE1 1UL
T 020 7848 8377
Cardiff Brain Donation Centre

Institute of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences
4th Floor, Main Building
University Hospital of Wales
Cardiff CF14 4XN
T 029 2074 3427

Regional Coverage: North, South and Mid Wales, Herefordshire, Shropshire, West Gloucestershire.

Answered: Wed, 4 Sep 2013
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