Momina Soudagar Turkey, Author at Infectious Disease Advisor

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Epilepsy

Epilepsy I. Problem/Condition. An epileptic seizure is a transient occurrence of signs and/or symptoms due to abnormal excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain, as defined by the task force of International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) in 2005. ILAE has given the operational definition of epilepsy as – At least two unprovoked (or reflex)…

Drug-induced dystonia

I. Problem/Condition. Dystonia is a form of hyperkinetic movement disorder. It is a syndrome of involuntary sustained muscle contractions with frequent repetitive and twisting movements, and/or abnormal postures. Characteristic movements include trismus, mouth opening, grimacing, blepharospasm, glossopharyngeal contraction, stridor, oculogyric crisis, opisthotonos, torticollis, and retrocollis. Dystonia can occur as part of a genetic disorder, or…

Aphasia

Aphasia I. Problem/Condition. Aphasia is an acquired language disorder affecting the ability to communicate. It is usually acquired due to stroke or other brain injury, which impairs the ability to use and/or comprehend words. Damage to any segment of the large and complex neurocognitive network, usually located in the dominant hemisphere, can produce aphasia. Aphasia…

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