OFATUMUMAB is MORE effective than TERIFLUNOMIDE in MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS


OFATUMUMAB is MORE EFFECTIVE than TERIFLUNOMIDE in MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune demyelinating disorder affecting optic nerves, brain and spinal cord. Treatment includes disease modifying treatments (DMTs) to reduce the number of relapses. In a recent study, ofatumumab was compared with teriflunomide in patients with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis. Ofatumumab is anContinue reading “OFATUMUMAB is MORE effective than TERIFLUNOMIDE in MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS”

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”

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”

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”

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”

GUILLAIN BARRE SYNDROME as a presenting feature of SARS CoV 2 INFECTION


Introduction Guillain Barre syndrome (GBS) refers to an acute onset polyradiculoneuropathy, which commonly manifests with rapidly progressive weakness of all 4 limbs, usually starting in lower limbs, then ascending to involve upper limbs. Muscle tone is reduced (hypotonia) and the deep tendon reflexes are either sluggish or absent. Minor sensory symptoms such as distal paresthesiaContinue reading “GUILLAIN BARRE SYNDROME as a presenting feature of SARS CoV 2 INFECTION”

Useful Information on COVID 19 Infection


Useful Information on Covid 19 Infection Caused by SARS-CoV2 Covid 19 infection caused by the SARS-CoV 2 virus has become a global pandemic. It started in China in late December 2019 and has rapidly spread to many countries across the world. As of now, the overall trends show an increase in the total number ofContinue reading “Useful Information on COVID 19 Infection”

COVID 19 (Corona Virus) RELATED ANXIETY DISORDER


Corona (Covid 19) Related Anxiety Disorder Corona virus infection, better known as Covid 19 infection, which started in China about three months ago, has rapidly spread to about 150 countries. So far, about 1,50,000 people have been infected with Covid 19, out of whom about 5,500 people have died. Various forms of media (including TV,Continue reading “COVID 19 (Corona Virus) RELATED ANXIETY DISORDER”