Surath Mohandas

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PURPOSE Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME) is a common, well-defined epileptic syndrome. This study aims to examine the clinical and EEG features of probands with JME and to identify the incidence of different types of idiopathic generalized epilepsies (IGEs) and IGE trait in first-degree relatives. METHODS Clinical and EEG data were collected from 132(More)
IMPORTANCE Super refractory status epilepticus (SRSE) is a recent entity. There is limited information about the etiology and outcome of SRSE from developing countries. OBJECTIVE We evaluated determinants and predictors of outcome in patients with convulsive SRSE in Indian population. METHODS In this open cohort study, data of patients with convulsive(More)
Fifty-six patients with cerebral zygomycosis (mucormycosis) were seen during the period 1971-2001 in two tertiary care hospitals located in south India with tropical climate and catering to neurological diseases. Forty-four patients had rhinocerebral and twelve patients had isolated central nervous system (CNS) zygomycosis. Of these, ten were culture proven(More)
INTRODUCTION Rhinocerebral mycosis is a rapidly progressive fatal opportunistic infection, predominantly affecting people in an immunocompromised state. Aggressive surgical therapy, with repeated debridement in combination with intravenous amphotericin B can lead to a high rate of cure. AIM To determine the predictors of mortality in rhinocerebral(More)
A 27 year old female developed delayed onset of persistent generalized dystonia following a suicidal attempt with potassium cyanide. Cranial CT scan showed bilateral putaminal hypodensities which were also seen on MRI scans to be hypointense on T1 and hyperintense on T2 weighted images. Multimodality evoked potentials were normal. An improvement was noted(More)
J Vijai, A Kapoor, H M Ravishankar, P J Cherian, G Kuruttukulam, B Rajendran, R Sridharan, G Rangan, A S Girija, S Jayalakshmi, S Mohandas, K S Mani*, K Radhakrishnan, A Anand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(More)
Miller fisher syndrome (MFS) is a variant of Guillain-Barre syndrome characterized by the triad of ophthalmoplegia, ataxia and areflexia. Recurrences are exceptional with MFS. A case with two episodes of MFS within four years is reported. He presented with findings of ophthalmoplegia, ataxia, areflexia, and oropharyngeal weakness and mild distal sensory(More)
AIMS To describe the pathology of central nervous system (CNS) fungal infections with particular reference to India. METHODS AND RESULTS This was a retrospective study from 1988 to 2004 constituting 130 cases. The diagnosis was based on morphology of biopsy/autopsy material. These included aspergillosis (n=73), zygomycosis (n=40), cryptococcosis (n=2),(More)