Category: Neurological Disorders

Anesthesia dolorosa is an uncommon condition resulting from damage to the trigeminal nerve either after surgery or traumatic injury.  Anesthesia dolorosa is a deafferentation pain where the patient experiences numbness and loss of sensation to touch but at the same …

Pseudobulbar palsy is a neurological condition in which the person losses control over his facial movements. Palsy is term closely linked with paralysis where there is loss of sensation in a body part accompanied with loss of control of movement. …

Paresthesia is a medical term which means abnormal sensation on the surface of skin. It can occur on any part of body surface. Typical feeling of pins and needles, tingling and pricking sensation all are referred as paresthesia. Numbness can …

Bradbury Eggleston syndrome is a disease pertaining to autonomic nervous system. It is a degenerative neurological condition also known as pure autonomic failure. Normally autonomic nervous system regulates certain processes in the body such as the blood pressure, heart rate, …

Conversion disorder is a neurological condition in which the patient unconsciously manifests physical symptoms caused as a result of stress or a traumatic event. Patient suffering from this disorder typically gets affected with movement problem or with problem related to …

Encephalitis lethargica is neurological disease characterized by confluence of symptoms such as headache, high fever, vision distortion, confusion, altered mental status, sleepiness and lethargy. In its acute state patient may go into coma. Patients who recover are likely to suffer …

Dyspraxia is defined as a neurological disorder in which the patient has problem in movement and coordination. Patient also suffers from problems related to memory, cognitive and social skills. All the related difficulties develop because the brain of such patients …

Neurotoxicity is defined as an adverse effect on brain and nervous system that damages its chemistry as well as its function. This may occur due to exposure to toxicity of natural substances or man made toxic substance. The toxins after …

Rett syndrome is a developmental neurological disease of childhood, exclusively a disease affecting girls. It is a rare condition characterized by normal development in first six months to 2 years, it is followed by deterioration in movement of hands, legs …

Paralysis is the most frustrating and debilitating condition for a person. In this condition the patient losses his ability of voluntary movement of his hands, legs and several other parts of body. A person suffering from paralytic attack has to …

Autonomic hyperreflexia is a disorder involving inappropriate response of the involuntary nervous system of the body. The condition is characterized by overreaction of sympathetic nervous system to external or internal stimuli. It is commonly seen in people who have suffered …

Charcot marie tooth (CMT) disease is one of the common inherited disorder of nerves. The damage occurs in the peripheral nerves of arms and legs that control voluntary movement of muscles. CMT was first described in 1886 by Jean Charcot, …

Multiple system atrophy is a rare progressive degenerative neurological disorder. In this disorder the area of brain which controls internal processes or autonomic functions such as blood pressure, bladder control, heart rate, control of muscles, sweat etc start degenerating. It …

Angelman syndrome is a genetic disorder characterized by neurological and developmental abnormalities. The disease is characterized by mental retardation, trouble in walking and balancing (ataxia), absence of speech, jerky movement of hands and legs and seizures. Patient suffering from Angelman …

Mononeuropathy multiplex syndrome is neurological disease characterized by malfunction and degeneration of two or more peripheral nerve trunks. It is a painful, asymmetrical condition caused due to damage to the peripheral nerves. In this condition two separate nerve areas are …

Olivopontocerebellar atrophy is a progressive neurological disorder which is characterized by degeneration of brain cells (neurone) of certain part of brain. The degeneration occurs in cells of cerebellum, pons and inferior olives. Cerebellum is responsible for balance and voluntary movement …

Cervicogenic facial pain is tingling, burning or aching pain felt on the upper, middle or the lower part of the face. It can be one sided or bilateral. Cervicogenic facial pain as the name suggests originates due to bulging disc …

Brain swelling, also known as cerebral edema in medical terminology is a serious neurological condition. Swelling can occur in any organ of the body. It is body’s response to any type of injury, infection or an overuse of that particular …

Subdural empyema is collection of pus between the two layers that cover the brain. To be more precise it is pus collected between the dura matter and the arachnoid matter. The brain is covered by three meningeal layer namely the …

Alexander disease is a rare and fatal neurological disorder that is mainly found in infants and children. This neurodegenerative disease is caused due to defect in a type of gene that encodes a protein called GFAP (glial fibrillary acidic protein). …