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A total of 354 cases of multiple sclerosis (MS) were collected from various published reports from India over the last three decades. MS is definitely an uncommon disease in India. Certain clinical characteristics, previously noted individually, have been confirmed to exist in India. When compared to MS in Western countries, the Indian cases show a(More)
Expansion of CTG/CAG trinucleotide repeats has been shown to cause a number of autosomal dominant cerebellar ataxias (ADCA) such as SCA1, SCA2, SCA3/MJD, SCA6, SCA7, SCA8 and DRPLA. There is a wide variation in the clinical phenotype and prevalence of these ataxias in different populations. An analysis of ataxias in 42 Indian families indicates that SCA2 is(More)
Twenty-one patients with spontaneous intraventricular haemorrhage (IVH) were reviewed with particular reference to the clinical outcome. Based on clinical and computed tomography (CT) findings, as well as possible mechanisms governing the formation of IVH, we were able to identify two separate groups: (1) patients with haemorrhage into ventricles without(More)
OBJECTIVES To study the usefulness of short-term recording of video electroencephalography (VEEG) as an outpatient procedure with placebo induction (PLIN) and intravenous saline in cases of pseudoseizures (Psz). MATERIAL AND METHODS Fifty cases of suspected Psz were enrolled. They were divided into 2 groups: Group 1 consisted of patients with frank Psz,(More)
Case histories of two young Indian female patients are described who, during the course of regular chemotherapy for tuberculous meningitis, developed tuberculoma as suggested by CT-scan. Such lesions were not seen at the start of treatment. Twelve similar cases are collected from literature. Most of the patients developed new symptoms and/or signs having(More)
A case of basilar artery occlusion in a 16-year-old-girl has been reported. Reports of 20 such cases occurring in children have been reviewed. In children, basilar artery occlusion is more common in males; no previous case above the age of 3 years has been reported in females. There were preceding TIA's and RIND in the vertebro-basilar territory.
A patient with tuberculous meningitis is described, who developed brainstem tuberculoma after 7 months of adequate drug therapy and while improving satisfactorily. The possible factors resulting in the development of tuberculoma are discussed. The tuberculoma responded to the medical therapy. Tuberculoma should be looked for if the condition of the patient(More)
A total of 142 patients (84 per cent aged less than 20 years) with various forms of generalized epilepsy have been treated with sodium valproate alone or in combination with other drugs. The mean duration of symptoms was six years, and half the patients had daily seizures. Nine patients had typical absences, 33 had absences with automatisms, 28 had(More)