GENERALIZED MYOCLONUS IN COVID-19


COVID-19 presents with various neurological manifestations in about 37% of patients. A recent report from Spain described generalised myoclonus in 3 patients with COVID-19. Patients were in older age group and had usual symptoms of COVID-19 such as fever, cough, breathing difficulty and anosmia at admission. Myoclonus developed in the second week of illness, characterisedContinue reading “GENERALIZED MYOCLONUS IN COVID-19”

Life During COVID Times: A New Normal


Life during COVID Times: A New Normal?Dr Sudhir Kumar COVID-19 caused by SARS CoV2 virus is a pandemic, which started from China in December 2019, and since has rapidly spread to around 200 countries. After China, many European countries such as Italy, Spain and France saw huge numbers of COVID-19 cases and deaths due toContinue reading “Life During COVID Times: A New Normal”

Focal Status Epilepticus as a Presenting Symptom of SARS CoV2 Infection


Focal Status Epilepticus as a Presenting Symptom of SARS CoV2 Infection COVID 19, caused by SARS CoV2 virus is a global pandemic and has affected more than 3 million people worldwide. Most patients with COVID 19 present with respiratory symptoms, however, neurological involvement is not uncommon. Previously, stroke, Guillain Barre Syndrome, meningitis and encephalitis haveContinue reading “Focal Status Epilepticus as a Presenting Symptom of SARS CoV2 Infection”

LARGE VESSEL STROKE AS PRESENTING FEATURE OF COVID-19


Large Vessel Stroke as Presenting Feature of Covid 19 Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM, Consultant Neurologist, Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad drsudhirkumar@yahoo.com COVID-19 caused by SARS CoV2 is a global pandemic, which has affected about 3 million people worldwide, and has resulted in more than 2,00,000 deaths. Respiratory system seems to be the main target of COVID-19Continue reading “LARGE VESSEL STROKE AS PRESENTING FEATURE OF COVID-19”

COVID-19 IN INDIA: WHAT AFTER LOCKDOWN


Covid-19 in India: What after Lockdown Covid-19 pandemic, which started from China in December 2019, rapidly spread to about 200 countries, affecting about 3 million people, resulting in more than 2,00,000 deaths. In India, the first case was reported on January 30th, 2020. Three months later, as on 26th April 2020, there have been aContinue reading “COVID-19 IN INDIA: WHAT AFTER LOCKDOWN”

Headaches Associated with Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)


HEADACHES ASSOCIATED WITH PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM Consultant Neurologist Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad drsudhirkumar@yahoo.com Introduction Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by SARS-CoV2 is a global pandemic, which has already affected about 2.6 million people in about 200 countries. Healthcare workers working in high-risk areas (such as emergency room, isolation wards, ICU, etc)Continue reading “Headaches Associated with Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)”

SARS CoV2 INFECTION IN PREGNANT WOMEN: Clinical Features and Outcome


Covid 19 in Pregnancy: Clinical Features and Outcome Dr Sudhir Kumar  MD DM drsudhirkumar@yahoo.com Covid 19, caused by SARS CoV2 virus is a global pandemic, which has infected more than 2.2 million people worldwide and resulted in death of about 1,50,000 people. Data regarding the effects of Covid 19 in pregnant women are lacking. AContinue reading “SARS CoV2 INFECTION IN PREGNANT WOMEN: Clinical Features and Outcome”

PHYSICAL THERAPY is better than STEROID INJECTION for KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS


PHYSICAL THERAPY is BETTER than STEROID INJECTION for KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS Osteoarthritis (OA) of knees is a common disease, affecting people in their middle and old ages. The commonest symptom is knee pain, which increases on standing and walking. OA is a common cause of disability. Treatment for OA includes: 1. Pain killer medicines, 2. SteroidContinue reading “PHYSICAL THERAPY is better than STEROID INJECTION for KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS”

HOW DOES COVID 19 AFFECT THE NERVOUS SYSTEM


How does COVID 19 affect Nervous System? Covid 19, caused by SARS CoV2 virus, is a global pandemic, which has infected about 1.88 million people in about 200 countries, resulting in about 1,16,800 deaths. Covid 19 predominantly affects respiratory system. Common symptoms include fever, cough, breathing difficulty, fatigue and chest pain. Severe cases manifest withContinue reading “HOW DOES COVID 19 AFFECT THE NERVOUS SYSTEM”

SMARTPHONE USE and PRIMARY HEADACHES


Smartphone use has increased over time. Smartphone is used for multiple functions other than phone, such as browsing internet, playing games, watching movies/videos, chatting, as a camera, etc. Life without smartphone is unimaginable. The impact of smartphone use on primary headache syndromes is not well known. In a recent research study, headache characteristics were comparedContinue reading “SMARTPHONE USE and PRIMARY HEADACHES”