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”

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”

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”

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”

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”