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J Neurosci Rural Pract. 2018 Oct-Dec;9(4):468-472. doi: 10.4103/jnrp.jnrp_550_17.

Profile of Patients from a Neurology Registry in Resource-Poor Rural Northwest India.

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Department of Neurology, Dr. RPGMC, Tanda, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India.
Department of Physiology, Dr. RPGMC, Tanda, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India.
Department of Community, Dr. RPGMC, Tanda, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India.



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.


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.


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.


Neurology; profile; registry; resource-poor

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