What are the Causes of Otalgia / earache

Earache is a common complain and can be due to trauma to the ear or surrounding tissue, or due to some other reason like infections. Primary vs Referred Otalgia Primary otalgia is when the pain originates inside the ear. If the pain originates from outside the ear it’s called referred otalgia. Causes of Earache / … Continue reading What are the Causes of Otalgia / earache

Clinical Classification of Seizures

Seizures, also known as epilepsy, can have multiple types and thus different signs and symptoms depending upon the type of seizure. Types 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: temporal … Continue reading Clinical Classification of Seizures

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 early signs and symptoms of Parkinsons disease might go unnoticed. They might begin on one side of the body and remain worse on the same side even when the … Continue reading Parkinsonism – Clinical features

What are the common causes of tremors

What is Tremor? Tremor is an involuntary muscle contraction and relaxation. It’s somewhat rhythmic and involves twitching or oscillating movements of one or more parts of the body. Tremors can affect various parts of the body including hands, arms, head, face, eyes, vocal folds, legs or trunk. Sometimes, tremors are a sign of any underlying … Continue reading What are the common causes of tremors

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 reflexes generalized loss in demyelinating neuropathies distal loss in axonal(dying back) neuropathies Tremor of outstretched fingers in chronic neuropathies Pes cavus in early-onset, familial neuropathies … Continue reading Major Clinical features of polyneuropathies – Peripheral neuropathy

Blumberg sign – Rebound tenderness

Blumberg sign (or Rebound tenderness positive sign) 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 sign is explained by the fact that gradual stretching of the abdominal wall by deep palpation followed by sudden release … Continue reading Blumberg sign – Rebound tenderness