Neurology Archive

Neurological diagnostic procedures

General physical examination and medi­cal history may give insight to a neurological disease by notation of pain, alterations of sensa­tions, motion and gait disturbances, muscular weaknesses and degenerations, musclc spasms, and mental changes.

Lumbar puncture – Information for Patients

Lumbar puncture is indicated in a number of conditions. It is indispensable in the diag­nosis of disease of the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) and is also used in the treatment of meningitis and allied

Muscular Dystrophy in Children

Muscular dystrophies in children are a group of uncommon, genetically determined primary myopathies characterized by progressive muscle wasting. The natural history is variable.

Myelodysplasia in Children

Myelodysplasia in children is a deformity resulting from failure of closure of the neural tube late in the first month following conception.

Diplegic cerebral palsy

Diplegic cerebral palsy is the most common type of cerebral palsy. About two-thirds are associated with prematurity. Spasticity usually develops during the second year. Motor development is delayed but gradually improves to about age 7 years. Independent

Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy

The spectrum of hemiplegic cerebral palsy severity is broad. Sometimes a child is seen for intoeing or clumsiness and found to have mild hemiplegia or hemiparesis. The family may not have been aware of any underlying neurologic

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is a nonprogressive central nervous system disorder that causes perceptual, postural, and movement disorders with an onset in infancy or early childhood. Although the CNS lesion is nonprogressive, the musculoskeletal pathology is progressive in most