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Epidemiologic data on chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) is limited, and previous studies have shown variable results. The frequencies of CIDP subtypes remain unknown. Variations due to use of different diagnostic criteria have not been studied. We examined the prevalence and incidence of CIDP in Leicestershire and Rutland, UK(More)
Iron deficiency anemia is a common pediatric problem affecting up to 25% children worldwide. It has been linked with cerebral venous sinus thrombosis in the literature. We describe a 9-month-old child who had severe iron deficiency anemia and developed acute venous sinus thrombosis associated with minor infection. Treatment with anticoagulation was(More)
Idiopathic intracranial hypertension is characterized by high cerebrospinal fluid pressure with no underlying structural or systemic cause. Idiopathic intracranial hypertension without papilledema, although well-described in adults, is rarely reported in the pediatric population. The usual presentation is similar to that of chronic daily headache, with some(More)
Peripheral nerve injuries may have a number of causes, most commonly mechanical. We describe a case of a deep peroneal nerve palsy in an adolescent boy which coincided with a large growth spurt. Spontaneous recovery of full function was seen without intervention. Conclusion: In the absence of any other causative factors, we believe that this growth spurt(More)
We read with interest the study by Shacham et al.1 Out of 153 children with fever and bulging fontanelle, only one child had bacterial meningitis. However, we disagree with their suggestion of withholding lumbar puncture in this group of children. In their cohort, 41 out of 153 children had aseptic meningitis; however, cerebrospinal fl uid (CSF) viral(More)
1 of 2 DESCRIPTION A 12-year-old young girl presented with progressively worsening, generalised, chronic daily headaches for nearly 18 months. There were no vomiting, visual or sensory symptoms. Headaches were not associated with any postural variation or symptoms suggestive of intracranial hypertension. She had a history of chronic rhinitis. Concerns were(More)
Familial occurrence of Idiopathic intracranial hypertension has been rarely reported in the literature. Idiopathic intracranial hypertension, both with and without papilloedema is only described in two families before, though one had a probable diagnosis. We report a family of mother and her two daughters. A 37 year old woman was diagnosed with idiopathic(More)