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Noncontrast CT showing enlarged basilar artery compression pons. (Contributed by Dr. Jeffrey Saver.)
Mar. 14, 2021
Epilepsy & Seizures
Dyscognitive focal (limbic, psychomotor, or complex partial) status epilepticus represents a most intriguing epileptic condition. Variable confusion
May. 10, 2021
Childhood absence epilepsy manifests with severe and frequent absence seizures, with abrupt onset and termination of marked impairment of consciousness. It is the prototype idiopathic generalized epilepsy syndrome of typical absence seizures, affecting otherwise normal children.
Apr. 25, 2021
Tick paralysis is a potentially fatal disease that causes rapidly ascending weakness, particularly in children. The typical presentation is with development of an unsteady, ataxic-type gait followed by an acute symmetric ascending flaccid paralysis. Clinical diagnosis is only secured by identifying an attached tick, with removal yielding rapid improvement.
Oct. 21, 2020
Stroke & Vascular Disorders
Mar. 18, 2021
Celiac disease is a genetic autoimmune disease triggered by exposure and reaction to gluten, with evidence of enteropathy on small intestinal biopsy. It can lead to an array of clinical symptoms, with up to 22% of patients exhibiting neurologic or psychiatric symptoms, most commonly ataxia and peripheral neuropathy. Rarer complications include epilepsy and myopathy.
Mar. 26, 2018
Epilepsia partialis continua is characterized by repetitive clonic muscle twitching, repeated at least every 10 seconds for an extended time without impairment of consciousness. It is typically drug resistant, and long-term prognosis is usually poor. Rasmussen syndrome, malformations of cortical development, cerebrovascular disease, neoplasm, and nonketotic hyperglycemia are common causes.
Dec. 29, 2020
Transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) in the vertebrobasilar arterial system comprise one fourth of all TIAs and carry a higher risk of acute stroke than carotid territory TIAs. Vertebrobasilar TIAs often present with unilateral motor or sensory symptoms involving the face or limbs as well as unilateral or bilateral visual field defects. Vertebrobasilar TIAs may be accompanied by vertigo, diplopia, dysarthria, dysphagia, or loss of balance, often in association with any combination of motor or sensory deficits in the face and extremities.
Jan. 07, 2021