Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 468--472

Profile of patients from a neurology registry in resource-poor rural Northwest India


Amit Bhardwaj1, Ashish Sharma1, Girish Kumar1, Monika Angra1, Sapna S Bhardwaj2, Sunil Kumar Raina3, Sushant Sharma3, Piyush Sharma1 
1 Department of Neurology, Dr. RPGMC, Tanda, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India
2 Department of Physiology, Dr. RPGMC, Tanda, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India
3 Department of Community, Dr. RPGMC, Tanda, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Sunil Kumar Raina
Department of Community Medicine, Dr. RPGMC, Tanda, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh
India

Background: The neurology register is based in a tertiary care center in a rural north-west India. The center caters to a predominantly rural population. The present study is based on the data retrieved from this registry over a period of 1 year. Materials and Methods: Details of the patients reporting to the Department of Neurology are entered in a registry. For the purpose of this study, 1-year data (from August 1, 2013, to July 31, 2014) of patients (with complete information and final diagnosis) were analyzed. Results: Out of a total of 2431 patients, 1296 (53.3%) were males and 1135 (46.7%) were females. The six major neurological disorders identified were epilepsy and seizures, headache, spondolysis with neurological manifestations, cerebrovascular disease, Parkinsonism, and neuropathies. Conclusion: Six neurological disorders account for more than two-thirds of the patients with neurological disorders, whereas epilepsy, seizures, and headache together constituted more than one-third.


How to cite this article:
Bhardwaj A, Sharma A, Kumar G, Angra M, Bhardwaj SS, Raina SK, Sharma S, Sharma P. Profile of patients from a neurology registry in resource-poor rural Northwest India.J Neurosci Rural Pract 2018;9:468-472


How to cite this URL:
Bhardwaj A, Sharma A, Kumar G, Angra M, Bhardwaj SS, Raina SK, Sharma S, Sharma P. Profile of patients from a neurology registry in resource-poor rural Northwest India. J Neurosci Rural Pract [serial online] 2018 [cited 2018 Dec 12 ];9:468-472
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