Neuropathic pain is the sensation of pain due to abnormal discharges of impaired or injured neural structures in the peripheral &/or central nervous system.
It is characterized by hyperesthesia, hyperalgesia and allodynia.
Common neuropathic pain syndromes are central neuropathic pain, painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy, postherpetic neuralgia, trigeminal neuralgia, postsurgical neuropathic pain, HIV-related neuropathy, lumbosacral radiculopathy and complex regional pain syndrome.
Hydrocephalus following traumatic brain injury (TBI) is relatively uncommon in children than it is in adults, a recent study has shown. Risk factors include age, comorbidities, subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) and subdural haematoma (SDH).
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Early initiation of plasma exchange (PLEX) during severe attacks of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMO-SD) delivers improved clinical benefit, according to a new study, adding that giving PLEX to patients as a rescue therapy only after steroid failure may be harmful.
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