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Recognition of cutaneous markers of spinal dysraphism is important to prevent the morbidity associated with underlying spinal anomalies. To investigate the frequency and type of cutaneous stigmata in different forms of spinal dysraphism and to assess the role of ultrasonography and/or magnetic resonance imaging in diagnosing spinal dysraphism at two(More)
OBJECTIVE Primary: To determine the incidence of congenital malaria in a cohort of pregnant women in a hyper-endemic area of central India. Secondary: (1) To find out the placental weight and placental malaria positivity, and to assess fetal and neonatal outcome in terms of survival, mean hemoglobin and mean birth weight. DESIGN Prospective observational(More)
Neurocysticercosis is a common pediatric central nervous system (CNS) disease in endemic areas, presenting usually with seizures but has pleomorphic manifestations, including migraine-like secondary headache. We herein report a pediatric patient with tension-type headache as the sole presenting feature of single cysticercus granuloma.
BACKGROUND Status dystonicus (SD) is a rare, life-threatening disorder characterized by acute worsening of generalized dystonia. METHODS This study was conducted to characterize the pathogenesis, clinical course, and prognosis of SD. We reviewed the records of six centers and analyzed them together with all the cases previously reported in the literature.(More)
Pyridoxine-dependent seizures are a recognized, although rare, cause of intractable seizures in neonates. Patients with this autosomal recessive disorder have recurrent seizures that are resistant to conventional anticonvulsants but respond dramatically to intravenous administration of pyridoxine. Life-long supplementation with pyridoxine is required to(More)