Tagged: polyneuropathy

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...

The Guillain-Barre Syndrome

I’ll bet you didn’t know it was called the Landry-Guillain-Barre-Strohl syndrome. Now, we’ve simplified it to a dual eponym, the Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS)–not unlike the abbreviated title of Lewis-Sumner syndrome. In this week’s episode...

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...

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...

HIV on your mind?

Literally. HIV on the mind. And all across the remainder of the neuroaxis. In May, we posted an interview with Dr. Joseph Berger on BrainWaves where the complications of acute and chronic HIV on the central...