Neurology

Neurology

What’s parkinson’s disease and common clinical signs

Parkinson’s disease was first described by James Parkinson in 1817, who named it the ‘shaking palsy’. It is the most common of all the a kinetic–rigid syndromes with a prevalence of 170 per 100000 of population in the UK. It is more common in men than in women, and the average age at disease onset […]

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Neurology

What you need to know about headache

Headaches can be classified as either primary or secondary in nature. The most common primary headache syndrome is migraine. True tension headache and cluster headaches are uncommon. The diagnosis in these cases is made entirely from the history because there are no physical signs. Headache can also be secondary to other disorders affecting the head […]

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Neurology

Common pathological features of central nervous system

Intracranial herniation is the movement of part of the brain from one space to another with resultant damage. It usually occurs following a critical increase in intracranial pressure caused by an expanding lesion, e.g. tumor or hematoma. However, it may be inadvertently precipitated by withdrawing cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) at lumbar puncture. Cerebral edema This is […]

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