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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 163
 

Cerebral hemi-atrophy and seizures: Some facts


1 Associate Professor Neurology, Department of Neurology, Sampurnanand Medical College, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
2 Associate Professor Medicine, Sampurnanand Medical College, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

Date of Web Publication29-Oct-2015

Correspondence Address:
Khichar Purnaram Shubhakaran
House No. E-22/9-Umaid Hospital Campus, Jodhpur - 342 001, Rajasthan
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-2327.168637

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Shubhakaran KP, Bhushan B. Cerebral hemi-atrophy and seizures: Some facts. Ann Indian Acad Neurol 2016;19:163

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Sir,

We read an interesting case series by Jaiswal et al. [1] The authors have found that congenital hemi-atrophy had better seizure control than that in patients with HHE syndrome, that is, acquired cerebral hemi-atrophy. We also conducted a study on such patients. [2] Of course the theme of the study was different but still we would like to mention some salient similarities and differences as under:

  1. Cerebral hemispheric and cerebellar atrophy was present in 28.1% of the patients in our series, whereas it was present in 40.5% of the total patients in this series.
  2. Hippocampal sclerosis was present in 16% of patients in our series, whereas it was present in 38% of the patients in the present series.
  3. Phenytoin adverse effects were significantly associated with HHE syndrome.


These differences are of importance once we compare the data from various regions, as there are wide demographic differences in various parts of India and as are the level of medical facilities and awareness. So the aim of this correspondence is to make aware the differing clinical, radiological and pharmacological patterns in our country.

 
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Jaiswal A, Garg RK, Malhotra HS, Verma R, Singh MK. Seizures in patients with cerebral hemi-atrophy: A prognostic evaluation. Ann Indian Acad Neurol 2015;18:39-44.  Back to cited text no. 1
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Bhargava A, Bhushan B, Kasundra G, Shubhakaran K, Guruprasad SP, Basavraj B. Dyke-Davidoff- Masson syndrome: A study of clinicoradiological variability in hemiplegia, hemiatrophy and epilepsy patients. Chris Med J Health Res 2014;1:187-93.  Back to cited text no. 2
    




 

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