Neglected Tropical Diseases

Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)  have been highlighted in the Gates Foundation annual letter. An overlooked aspect of NTDs is their neurologic manifestations. A recent research report in the Journal of the Neurological Sciences brings these little-known effects to the forefront. The neglected tropical diseases with neurological symptoms include: Buruli ulcer Chagas disease Cysticercosis Dengue Dracunculiasis […]

Multifocal Motor Neuropathy Review

Multifocal motor neuropathy (MMN) is an acquired immune-mediated neuropathy characterized by chronic or stepwise progressive asymmetrical limb weakness without sensory deficits. The upper extremities are more often affected than the lower extremities with distal paresis dominating over proximal paresis. Important diagnostic features are persistent multifocal partial conduction blocks (CBs) and the presence of high-titer anti-GM1 […]