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What are the Causes of Otalgia / earache

What are the Causes of Otalgia / earache

Otalgia (earache/pain in the ear) has various causes which can be listed as follows: Otological causes Acute otitis externa Furunculosis Viral infection – myringitis bullosa Perichondritis Acute otitis media Acute… Read more »

Clinical Classification of Seizures

Clinical Classification of Seizures

Clinically seizures can be classified as follows: A. Generalized epilepsy Major generalized seizures: grand mal epilepsy Minor generalized seizures: petit mal epilepsy, myoclonic seizures B. Partial epilepsy Simple partial seizures:… Read more »

Parkinsonism – Clinical features

Parkinsonism – Clinical features

Parkinson’s disease is a neuro degenerative disorder of the central nervous system. The disease affects motor skills, speech and other CNS functions of the patient. The main clinical features of… Read more »

What are the common causes of tremors

What are the common causes of tremors

Tremors are seen in variety of disorders and diseases. The most common causes of tremors are as follows: Anxiety Essential tremor Physiological tremor Thyrotoxicosis Parkinson’s disease Heavy metal poisoning, e.g… Read more »

Major Clinical features of polyneuropathies – Peripheral neuropathy

Major Clinical features of polyneuropathies – Peripheral neuropathy

This informative article will try to point out that what are the major clinical features of poly neuropathies. Symmetrical distal weakness and wasting symmetrical distal sensory impairment loss of tendon… Read more »

Rebound tenderness – Blumberg’s sign

Rebound tenderness – Blumberg’s sign

Rebound tenderness is elicited by palpating slowly and deeply over a viscus and then suddenly releasing the palpating hand. If rebound tenderness is positive then the patient experiences pain. The… Read more »