Strokes in the young account for nearly 30% of all cases of stroke in India 1 and cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) accounts for 10-20% of these cases. 2 Two-thirds of them develop the same in the post-partum period. In the recent years, a number of inherited and acquired pro-thrombotic states have been identified. However, the exact etiology of CVT remains… (More)
Low-molecular-weight-heparin (LMWH) has been widely used in the treatment of acute ischemic stroke but controlled trials are few. In this study, 40 patients with acute ischemic stroke of less than 24 hours duration were randomized to receive either aspirin (325 mg/day) alone or aspirin (325 mg/day) plus subcutaneous nadroparin 4100 units/day. At the end of… (More)
Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO) can have atypical presentations like hiccups, vomiting, etc. which is classically described as the area postrema syndrome. Here we report a case of a 39 year old male patient who presented with features of Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalalgia (TAC). MRI spine showed long segment myelitis. Diagnosis of NMO was confirmed by a positive… (More)
A rare case of simultaneous occurrence of myasthenia gravis and situs inversus totalis is reported. The implications of the presence of these two entities on management are discussed.