The Medico legal aspects of any case must always be secondary to life saving treatment of the patient. It is advisable that the doctor should learn to look from the medico—legal standpoint upon such of his cases as are likely to become the subject matter of judicial Investigation. He should… Continue Reading Medico legal aspects while providing medical treatments

Tubercular meningitis constitutes a major form of meningitis and is widely prevalent in our country. It generally occurs in children and young adults though it may occur in other age groups as well. Pathogenesis Disease generally spreads via blood stream from a focus in lungs as in miliary tuberculosis or from… Continue Reading Tubercular meningitis – causes, features and treatment

Meningococcal meningitis occurs both in epidemics and sporadic forms. The causal organism is meningococcus (Nissseria meningitidis) a kidney shaped gram negative organism which can be classified into eight groups and out of which group A,B and C are the ones responsible for most of the infections. The organisms are commonly found… Continue Reading Meningococcal meningitis – causes, features, symptoms and treatment

Inflammation of the meninges is called meningitis and may be caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi and other organisms in immune-compromised patients. Infection may reach meninges as a result of direct spread as in case of fracture of skull or penetrating wounds or spread from within cases of intracranial abscess. Infection… Continue Reading Meningitis – symptoms, causes, features and treatment

Epilepsy may be defined as abnormal transient disturbances of the cerebral function, paroxysmal in nature due to abnormalities in the electrical activity of brain cells. An attack of epilepsy is characterized by tonic and clonic convulsions with loss of consciousness coming on suddenly preceded by an aura, the attack ceasing… Continue Reading Epilepsy – causes, diagnosis, features and treatment

Migraine, Cluster headches, tension headaches, neuralgic headaches are some of the common problem seen in clinical practice which very often are trivial and benign in nature but there may be some cases where headache is a symptom complex of more serious ailments. Pain in the head may arise from tissues… Continue Reading Headache – Migraine, Cluster, Tension, Neuralgic – causes and treatment

Trigeminal neuralgia is a disease of unknown origin seen commonly in middle and elderly individuals and is characterized by attacks of severe pain in the distribution of trigeminal nerve and its branches especially the maxillary and mandibular. Though exact cause is not known but the fact of association of disease with… Continue Reading Trigeminal neuralgia – causes, diagnosis and treatment