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2018-07-29T17:55:05+00:00Categories: Epilepsy, tuberculosis, Wellness|Tags: , , |

TUBERCULOSIS IN CHILDREN- RECENT ADVANCES   India has a huge problem of Tuberculosis and Multi Drug Resistant Tuberculosis. India has one of the highest TB burdens globally, accounting for 20% of the new 8.6 million TB cases annually. While the burden of childhood TB in India is not known, regional data from the [...]


2018-07-29T17:40:34+00:00Categories: Epilepsy, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

NEONATAL SEIZURES   Definition of Neonatal Seizures A stereotypic, paroxysmal spell of altered neurologic function (behavior, motor, and/or autonomic  function) Neonatal period limited to : - first 28 days for term infants - 44 weeks gestational age for pre-term First sign of neurological dysfunction Powerful predictors of long-term cognitive and developmental impairment Frequency Incidence of [...]

Hydrocephalus (Water in Brain)

2018-06-16T15:07:03+00:00Categories: Uncategorized|

Hydrocephalus (Water in Brain) Hydrocephalus is an abnormal build-up of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the ventricles inside the brain. The brain spaces (ventricles) are fluid-filled spaces in the brain.   CSF circulates in the ventricles inside the brain, to the outside of the brain, and around the spinal cord. If CSF flow becomes blocked, it [...]


2018-06-16T14:42:34+00:00Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY   Muscular dystrophy (MD) is a group of inherited diseases that are characterized by weak muscles that get progressively weaker with age. MD mainly affects the skeletal muscles. In some types of MD the heart muscle is affected. In others, mental ability may be reduced. In late stage MD, fat and connective tissue [...]

Brain MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

2018-06-16T14:21:08+00:00Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Brain MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) Magnetic resonance imaging (BRAIN MRI) is a way of taking pictures of the inside of the body without X-rays. MRI uses a strong magnet to make the pictures. This is called an MRI scan. MRI Brain is imaging of brain.   An MRI scan is fairly noisy but does not [...]

SSPE- Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis

2018-07-29T18:01:58+00:00Categories: Uncategorized|

SSPE- Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis https://www.slideshare.net/AmitVatkar1/sspe-dr-amit-vatkar-pediatric-neurologist   Introduction Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) is a rare disease of the brain which results in progressive loss of physical and mental skills due to measles viral infection.   What is the cause? SSPE is caused by an unusual response to the measles virus which reactivates in the brain, often [...]


2018-06-16T12:57:09+00:00Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

MANAGEMENT OF CEREBRAL PALSY Definition Cerebral palsy is a group of disorder of the development of movement and posture, causing activity limitation, that are attributed to non progressive disturbance that occurred in the developing brain . The motor disorder of CP  is  often accompanied by disturbance of sensation , cognition communication perception and/or by [...]

Anger management for young children

2018-06-16T12:33:47+00:00Categories: Uncategorized|

ANGER MANAGEMENT Before going for anger management lets know what is anger. What is anger and why does it need to be managed? Anger is a normal human emotion. Uncontrolled anger, however, can lead to aggression. This can cause physiological problems and lead to harmful behaviour. So it is necessary to have anger management strategy. [...]


2018-06-14T08:45:37+00:00Categories: Epilepsy|

An interesting case of tuberous sclerosis Tuberous Sclerosis   HISTORY  2 years old female child  of non consanguinous marriage —Convulsions  since 6 months of age —-about 1 episode /month —-right focal —-each episode lasting for 20 minutes —-associated with fever —- was treated as a case of atypical febrile seizures  by a private practitioner with [...]

Headaches and Migrane; Symptoms and Causes

2018-05-24T13:25:11+00:00Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Headaches and Migrane; Symptoms and Causes Symptoms Child's is more likely to develop in the late afternoon. Also, migraine pain in children may last less than four hours, whereas in adults, migraines last at least four hours Migraine Migraines can cause: Pulsating, throbbing or pounding head pain Pain that worsens with exertion Nausea Vomiting Abdominal [...]

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