Publications by authors named "Gautam Tripathi"

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Guillain-Barre syndrome occurring during dengue fever.

J Indian Med Assoc 2011 Sep;109(9):675, 682

Department of Neurology, BMRC, SMS Medical College, Jaipur 302004.

Various types of neurological manifestations are described in dengue fever, of which peripheral neuropathy is rarely reported. We are reporting such a case that presented with three days' history of fever and weakness of all the four limbs of two days' duration. On investigations it turned out to be acute motor sensory axonal neuropathy (AMSAN) type of Guillain-Barre syndrome with decrease platelet counts and positive serology for dengue. All other causes of acute polyneuropathy were ruled out by history and relevant investigations. Patient improved with intravenous immunoglobulin and other supportive therapy.
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September 2011

Wilson's disease presenting as isolated obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Indian J Med Sci 2007 Nov;61(11):607-10

Department of Neurology, SMS Medical College, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.

Wilson's disease (WD) is a genetic neurodegenerative disorder; it exhibits wide heterogeneity in symptoms and usually presents with liver disease and/ or neuropsychiatric manifestations. The common neurological manifestations observed are dysarthria, gait disturbance, dystonia, rigidity, tremor, dysphagia and chorea. The frequent psychiatric manifestations reported are personality and mood changes, depression, phobias, cognitive impairment, psychosis, anxiety, compulsive and impulsive behavior. Isolated obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a rare presentation of WD. Reported herein is a case of a 17-year-old boy with isolated OCD. He presented to the psychiatrist with symptoms of contamination obsessions and washing compulsions, along with compulsion of repeated feet tapping and was treated with adequate doses of fluoxetine for 6 months but did not improve. Later on, he was diagnosed as a case of WD and showed improvement with chelating and behavior therapy. This implies the importance of the occurrence of isolated psychological symptoms in WD.
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