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Higher auditory function in a patient was investigated following a right hemisphere infarction between the middle and posterior cerebral artery territories involving the insula. The patient complained of lack of musical appreciation and a battery of tests confirmed a dissociated receptive musical deficit in the presence of normal appreciation of(More)
Brucellosis rarely can present with involvement restricted to the nervous system. We describe a total of 19 cases of neurobrucellosis in whom the clinical presentation lay in three distinct categories. The first was an acute presentation with meningoencephalitis. The disease also presented in a chronic form where the brunt of the illness can either be in(More)
Thirty-three epileptic patients were randomly divided into two treatment groups. One group of 18 patients was given sodium valproate; the other 15 patients were given phenytoin. Periods of treatment ranged from 9 t0 48 months (mean, 30 months). Any patient who developed a seizure while on the first drug was changed to the other drug, provided the serum(More)
Human listeners can localize sounds by the difference in both arrival time (phase) and loudness between the two ears. Movement of the sound source modulates these cues, and responses to moving sounds have been detected in animals in primary auditory cortex and in humans in other cortical areas. Here we show that detection of changes in the interaural phase(More)
When the WHO's Topic Advisory Group for Neurology (TAG) started work on revision of the ICD-10 diagnostic codes in June 2009, the issues were daunting. The existing classification was produced a generation ago and the need to move to the digital age was becoming imperative. Appreciating modern advances in genetics and immunology, and the consequent changes(More)
Sera from patients in different stages of brucellosis as well as sera and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from patients with central nervous system (CNS) brucellosis and controls, were tested by ELISA for Brucella-specific IgG, IgM and IgA. The results were compared with culture findings, micro-agglutination (MA), slide agglutination with Rose Bengal (RB), and(More)
The diagnosis of central nervous system (CNS) brucellosis was made by determining Brucella-specific IgG, IgM and IgA in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) specimens, using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) method. A total of 68 CSF specimens including 10 from patients with brucellosis of the nervous system, 4 with Brucella infection but without CNS(More)