bell palsy is an acute unilateral facial nerve palsy that is not associated with other cranial neuropathies or brain-stem dysfunctions. Bell palsy is the most common acute mononeuropathy. Incidence is 2.7 per 100000 in children less than 10 years of age. Etiology of Bell palsy: Infection by Herpes simplex virus, varicella-zoster virus, Epstein Barr virus, coxsackievirus, influenza, mumps, and Ramsy Hunt syndrome. Others: Lyme disease, Mobius syndrome, trauma, metabolic syndrome, hyperparathyroidism, hypothyroidism, GBS< Myasthenia gravis. In virus infection, viral reactivation Continue Reading…..
CT Scan is one of the most widely used investigation procedures. It is easily available, cheap and can be performed rapidly in contrast to MRI. CT scan is a radiological procedure done by taking a series of cross-sectional images. One circle is taken at a time in a full circle rotation. A computer then calculates and converts the rate of absorption and density of Xrays into a picture on a screen. Advantages of CT Scan It is relatively cost-effective. Helps Continue Reading…..
What does SMA mean? Spinal Muscular Atrophy also is known as SMA is a medical term. It is a kind of neuromuscular disease. There are other types of neuromuscular disorder. SMA is a disorder of motor neuron of brainstem or anterior horn cells of the spinal cord. Weakness and increased fatiguability are important features of the neuromuscular disease. Limb weakness first appears in the legs before arms. There is also marked delay in motor development. It’s also known as the Continue Reading…..
What is Epilepsy in Children Epilepsy is a series or neurological disorders that result in provoked or unprovoked seizures. The condition is said to be present when a person has two or more unprovoked seizures separated by a time period of at least 24 hours. In the U.S., it is the fourth most common neurological problem, after migraine, stroke, and Alzheimer’s disease. Because epilepsy is a series of disorders, it produces different symptoms which arise because of brain activity. Seizures are the Continue Reading…..