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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.

Author information

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.

Abstract

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.

KEYWORDS:

Neurology; profile; registry; resource-poor

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