Best Chance Against Corona is by Not Getting This Infection


Best Chance Against Corona is by Not Getting This Infection Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM Corona Virus Disease- 2019 (COVID-19) is caused by a corona virus, named SARS CoV2. It started in China in late 2019 and has rapidly spread all over the world, including India. COVID-19 is highly contagious It is highly contagious andContinue reading “Best Chance Against Corona is by Not Getting This Infection”

BE CAUTIOUS WHILE USING HCQ FOR TREATING COVID-19 IN MYASTHENIA GRAVIS


BE CAUTIOUS WHILE USING HCQ FOR TREATING COVID-19 IN MYASTHENIA GRAVIS Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) is anti-malarial drug, which is commonly used for treating rheumatological disorders such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). HCQ has been recommended for prophylaxis as well as treatment of COVID-19 infection. Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an autoimmune disorder resultingContinue reading “BE CAUTIOUS WHILE USING HCQ FOR TREATING COVID-19 IN MYASTHENIA GRAVIS”

UNEXPECTED AND UNINTENDED BENEFITS OF LOCKDOWN


“UNEXPECTED & UNINTENDED BENEFITS” OF LOCKDOWN Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad 25th May 2020 COVID-19 caused by SARS CoV2 virus is a pandemic that started from China and rapidly spread to about 200 countries worldwide. In the absence of a vaccine, strict lockdown was imposed in March 2020 to prevent a suddenContinue reading “UNEXPECTED AND UNINTENDED BENEFITS OF LOCKDOWN”

Olfactory Bulb Edema in a Patient with Loss of Smell due to COVID-19 infection


Loss of smell (anosmia) and loss of taste (dysgeusia) have been commonly noted in people with COVID-19 infection, including those without any other symptoms such as fever, cough or breathing difficulty. In a recent case, anosmia developed on day 7 of infection. MRI showed edema (swelling) and increased signal of olfactory bulbs and tracts. PatientContinue reading “Olfactory Bulb Edema in a Patient with Loss of Smell due to COVID-19 infection”

FACIAL PARALYSIS AS A NEUROLOGICAL MANIFESTATION OF COVID-19 INFECTION


About a third of COVID-19 patients have neurological manifestations. These include headache, dizziness, loss of smell, delirium, stroke, Guillain-Barre syndrome, meningitis and encephalopathy. Recently a case of facial paralysis was reported from Singapore (with a travel history from Spain). 27-year old man was admitted with myalgia, cough, headache and fever for 4 days. RT PCRContinue reading “FACIAL PARALYSIS AS A NEUROLOGICAL MANIFESTATION OF COVID-19 INFECTION”

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”