The 8 most parasitic infestations of the nervous system

They will use any natural orifice to gain access to our bodies, or they will create their own. They will burrow and nibble their way to the most accommodating organ they can find, and then latch on with hooks, tentacles, or just sheer determination. They will permanently ingratiate themselves to their unwary and unwelcoming hosts. They will […]

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What are the 10 CT pitfalls of subarachnoid haemorrhage?

Pseudo-subarachnoid hemorrhage: a potential imaging pitfall Lin CY, Lai PH, Fu JH, Wang PC, Pan HB. Can Assoc Radiol J 2014; 65:225-231. Abstract Background: Increased density of the basal cisterns and subarachnoid spaces on computed tomographies (CT) is a characteristic finding of acute subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Excluding head injury, SAH leads to the performance of […]

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What are the distinctive features of HEV-associated neuralgic amyotrophy?

Clinical phenotype and outcome of hepatitis E virus-associated neuralgic amyotrophy van Eijk JJJ, Dalton HR, Ripellino P, et al. Neurology 2017; 89:909-917. Abstract OBJECTIVE: To determine the clinical phenotype and outcome in hepatitis E virus-associated neuralgic amyotrophy (HEV-NA). METHODS: Cases of NA were identified in 11 centers from 7 European countries, with retrospective analysis of demographics, clinical/laboratory findings, and treatment and outcome. Cases of HEV-NA were […]

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What are the most important neurological conundrums in pregnancy?

Neurologists are often slightly nervous when their patients start planning a family. It’s even worse when the patients fall pregnant–unexpectedly. This is because neurologists need super thinking hats not only to anticipate the potential impact of pregnancy on their patients neurology, but also to preempt the adverse effects of neurological treatments on the developing baby. The nervousness […]

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Is intracerebral haemorrhage worse with prior antiplatelet use?

Association between previous use of antiplatelet therapy and intracerebral hemorrhage outcomes Khan NI, Siddiqui FM, Goldstein JN, et al. Stroke 2017; 48:1810-1817. Abstract BACKGROUND: Although the use of antiplatelet therapy (APT) is associated with the risk of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), there are limited data on prestroke APT and outcomes, particularly among patients on combination APT […]

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