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Scan shows diffuse white matter hypodensity. (Contributed by Dr. Raphael Schiffmann.)
May. 21, 2021
Epilepsy & Seizures
This article includes discussion of Jacksonian seizures, Bravais-Jacksonian seizures, and Jacksonian march seizures (with local spread). The foregoing
May. 19, 2021
Headache & Pain
Migraine has a prevalence of approximately 12% worldwide and contributes to around 40% to 50% of the overall headache burden. Tension-type headache is the most prevalent primary headache, while chronic daily headache is the most common headache disorder. Headache is one of the most common public health concerns worldwide, and the most common reason for neurologic consultation.
Jan. 17, 2021
Clinical expression of temporal lobe seizures depends on the localization of the epileptogenic zone, type of the epileptogenic lesion, and age. The most common lesions causing neocortical epilepsies are low-grade tumors, malformations of cortical development, posttraumatic, ischemic, and inflammatory-infectious scars, and cavernous angioma.
Jan. 18, 2021
X-linked myotubular (centronuclear) myopathy is a severe muscle disorder mainly affecting newborn boys, but sometimes it can also affect girls. Diagnostic
Mar. 24, 2021
Chorea describes a syndrome characterized by brief, abrupt involuntary movements resulting from a continuous flow of random muscle contractions. When choreic movements are more severe, assuming a flinging, sometimes violent, character, they are called ballism. Vascular disease of the brain is the most common cause of nongenetic chorea in adults.
Aug. 16, 2020
MELAS is characterized by stroke-like episodes typically occurring before age 40, encephalopathy with seizures and/or dementia, and mitochondrial myopathy. Recurrent headache, loss of appetite, or recurrent vomiting are early symptoms. It is a multisystem genetic disorder usually beginning in childhood.
Jan. 11, 2021
Neuropharmacology & Neurotherapeutics
Chiropractic healthcare is based on the relationship between the vertebral column and musculoskeletal system and on the function of various systems of the body, particularly the nervous system. Cervical spine manipulations are carried out for spinal problems and are claimed to benefit many other diseases as well. However, neurologic complications can result from cervical spinal manipulation, such as compression or dissection injury of the vertebral artery, causing stroke.
Jul. 16, 2021