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Original Article

Neurological manifestations in peripartum period

Year : 2017 | Volume : 5 | Issue : 1 Page : 42 - 45

P.Ranjith1, Meghana Rao2

1 Consultant Neurologist, Assistant Professor,Department of General Medicine,

2Assistant professor,Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology,Prathima Institute of Medical Sciences,Karimnagar,Telangana,India.

Address for correspondence: Dr.P.Ranjith,Consultant Neurologist, Assistant Professor, Department of General Medicine,Prathima Institute of Medical Sciences,Karimnagar,Telangana,India.



Introduction: Several neurological diseases are unique to pregnancy and postpartum period . Some disorders increase in prevalence during this period.

Objective :To study the clinical profile of patients presenting with neurological manifestations in peripartum period. Materials and Methods :A retrospective study carried out on 62 patients at Prathima Institute of Medical Sciences between july 2015 to july 2016 for a period range in 1year. All the patients requiring neurological consultations were included in the study.

Results :Total number of deliveries in this hospital during the given period was 3100.The incidence of neurological disorders was 2% in the study. Mortality due to neurological diseases or complications were 2 cases. Both the cases were of rare entity.

Conclusion : Seizures and headache were the commonest neurological manifestations in the present study.

Keywords : Seizures, headache, epilepsy, cerebro vascular accidents, neuropathies.


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