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Neurology (II)


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Some causes of polyneuropathy (I)
Vitamin deficiency (B1, B6, B12); Infection (i.e. tuberculosis, leprosy, syphilis, polio); Toxins (i.e. vincristine, isoniazid, amiodarone, lead, antiseptics, metronidazole, phenytoin); Amyloid
Some causes of polyneuropathy (II)
Metabolic (i.e. diabetes, hyperthyroidism, porphyrias, liver failure, renal failure, alcohol); Idiopathic; Neoplasm; Systemic lupus erythematosis
Some features of Parkinson's disease
Pill rolling; Akinesia/bradykinesia; Rigidity; Kyphosis; Instability; Neck titubation; Shuffling gait; Oculogyric crisis; Nose tap (i.e. glabellar tap); Small writing
3 features of a pontine haemorrhage
Paralysis; Pin point pupils; Pyrexia
Features indicative of a lesion of the cerebellum
Past pointing; Intention tremor; Nystagmus; Ataxia (truncal); Reflexes (pendular); Dysdiadochokinesia; Stacatto, Scanning or Slurred speech
Some causes of proximal myopathy
Polymyositis/PMR/dermatomyositis; Hereditary muscular dystrophy; Endocrine (i.e. diabetes, thyrotoxicosis, Cushing's osteomalacia); Neuropathy
Some causes of peripheral neuropathy
Diabetes; Environmental (i.e. lead, drugs); Alcohol; Trauma; Hereditary; Tumour of nerves; Amyloid; Paraneoplastic; Porphyria; Inflammatory; Nutrition (B1, B12 deficiency); Guillain Barre syndrome