When Shakespeare meets neurology: Hamlet, Ophelia and autoimmune encephalitis

Neurology can’t seem to get away from autoimmune disorders of the central nervous system. This blog has visited this topic several times before such as with the posts titled What are the dreadful… Continue reading

The 130 interesting and unusual manifestations of HSP

The hereditary spastic paraplegias (HSP) are a diverse group of inherited disorders of the spinal cord. They may be transmitted dominantly or recessively, and through the X Chromosome. There are, at the last… Continue reading

Who are on the line-up of the WESAN Exeter Neurology course in 2017?

The West of England Seminars in Advanced Neurology (WESAN) is an annual course convened by Neurologists at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital. You may check out the previous programmes listed in the blog… Continue reading

What does the INPH-CrasH trial tell us about risk factors for normal pressure hydrocephalus?

Vascular risk factors in INPH: a prospective case-control study (the INPH-CRasH study) Israelsson H, Carlberg B, Wikkelsö C, et al Neurology 2017; 88:577-585 Abstract OBJECTIVE: To assess the complete vascular risk factor (VRF)… Continue reading

Is pregabalin a risk factor for birth defects?

Pregnancy outcome following maternal exposure to pregabalin may call for concern.

The 52 variants of CMT… and their practical checklists

Jean-Marie Charcot, Pierre Marie, and Howard Henry Tooth will be confounded to see what has become of the disease they described hundreds of years ago. Charcot-Marie Tooth disease (CMT) was a simple and… Continue reading

Primary angiitis of the CNS: unusual presentations of a rare and dangerous disorder

Primary angiitis of the central nervous system (PACNS) is inflammation of the blood vessels of the central nervous system (stating the obvious you might say). It differs from other forms of angiitis or vasculitis, such as lupus… Continue reading

45 neurological disorders with unusual eponyms in neurochecklists

Neurology is full of syndromes named after their discoverers. These diseases are defined by their eponyms. Many of these eponymous disorders are very common and well-recognised. These include Parkinson’s disease (PD), Alzheimer’s disease… Continue reading

The art of spinning catchy neurology headlines

The Neurology Lounge is always on the lookout for catchy neurology article titles to adorn its shelves. My previous blog post in this quest was The art of spinning catchy titles. Since then, there… Continue reading

20 striking examples of the curious and the unusual in neurology

Neurology is an extraordinary specialty. This is because it deals with the most complex organ, the brain. Neurologists therefore come up against very odd symptoms, and diagnose the most unusual syndromes. Below are… Continue reading