A Case of Multiple Sclerosis Presenting as Eight and Half Syndrome.

Raina, R and Kaushik, M and Mahajan, SK and Raghav, S and Sharathbabu, NM (2013) A Case of Multiple Sclerosis Presenting as Eight and Half Syndrome. [Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)]

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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disease characterized by inflammation, demyelination, gliosis (scarring), and neuronal loss; the course can be relapsing-remitting or progressive. Manifestations of MS vary from a benign illness to a rapidly evolving and incapacitating disease requiring profound lifestyle adjustments. We report a 24 year old female who presented with right internuclear ophthalmoplegia with right lower motor neuron facial nerve palsy which is called eight and half syndrome. The etiology in our patient was multiple sclerosis which was confirmed by radio-imaging studies. Patient improved on pulse therapy of methyl prednisolone and tapering dose of steroids.

Item Type:Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)
Keywords:Eight and half syndrome; Multiple sclerosis; Fifteen and half syndrome.
Subjects:JOURNALS > Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
ID Code:8944
Deposited By: Kakkilaya Bevinje, Dr. Srinivas
Deposited On:04 May 2013 23:09
Last Modified:04 May 2013 23:09

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