Tagged: neuropathy

April Fools!

So much going on in this episode, it’s out of control. It’s a 3-parter, all in 1 episode. To celebrate April Fools Day, I’ve selected 3 topics that may fool you. So don’t be....

Wrist drop

This week’s episode on wrist drop strives to complement episode 5 on foot drop and aid in the localization of a neuromuscular lesion. Dr. Laura Mainardi Villarino reviews with me several ways on how...

Heavy Metal Poisoning

Heavy metal poisoning often enters the neurologic differential diagnosis when a patient presents with a constellation of abdominal pain, polyneuropathy, encephalopathy or coma. Because the constellation of symptoms is so widespread, and often the...

Nitrous oxide myeloneuropathy

Whippets, derived from the brand name “Whip-it” is the recreational trade name for inhaled nitrous oxide (N2O) chargers that can give you a brief, euphoric, high. And although it has been touted in the...

Wernicke’s Encephalopathy

History. It was almost a footnote the way Carl Wernicke described the first cases that would later be recognized as Wernicke’s encephalopathy. Characterized by a triad of acute confusion, ophthalmoparesis, and ataxia, this clinical...

Foot drop

Nuff said. A peroneal nerve palsy can be caused by any of a thousand things. After detailing the anatomic basis from which a foot drop can localize, the common etiologies are reviewed in this...