Neurology Theory Questions of DNB

27 March 2012, 18:13

Dr. Tushar Maniar


These are Questions on Neurology asked in DNB Theory Exams. They are arranged topic wise.

Describe   evaluation of a child with cerebral palsy. CP Dec.2009 10
An 8 year old aparently well boy presents with generalized   siezures for the last one hour. How will you approach this childe? Discuss   the management of this patient. Epilepsy 2008
diagnosis and management of a child with partial focal seizure Epilepsy 2006
Discuss the conditions that mimic seizures in children Epilepsy 2007
Indications for the therapeutic use of newer anticonvulsants in   childhood seizure states and thir potential adverse effects. Epilepsy 2007
SN  febrile convulsion Epilepsy 2001
SN – management of children with partial epilepsy Epilepsy 1995
SN  newer antiepileptic   drugs Epilepsy 1999
SN  treatment of status   epilepticus in a 5 year old child Epilepsy 1996
SN classification of epilepsy and treatment of simple partial   seizure Epilepsy 1996
SN classification of epilepsy in childeren Epilepsy 1996
SN condition mimicking seizures Epilepsy 1999
SN Enumerate newer drugs for the treatment of epilepsy with   their uses. Epilepsy 2002
SN etiology and management of febrile seizures Epilepsy 1998
SN infantile spasm Epilepsy 1999
SN management of a case of complex partial seizure. Epilepsy 1998
SN management of intractable seizures in infancy Epilepsy 2000
SN partial seizures Epilepsy 2000
SN pseudoseizures Epilepsy 1998
SN      approach to an infant with   myoclonic seizures Epilepsy 2000
What are the causes of convulsions in children? Discuss the   management of status epilepticus. Epilepsy 2005
what are the causes of convulsions in infancy and childhood? How   will you investigate such case Epilepsy 1997
Write the characteristic features of febrile seizures in   children. Enumerate the differentiating points for atypical febrile seizure.   Outline the indications & regime for continuous prophylaxis in febrile   seizures. Epilepsy Dec.10 2+2+3+3
Define myoclonic epilepsy. Discuss in brief the characteristic   features of different types of myoclonic epilepsies, with on set in infancy. Epilepsy Dec.10 2+8
Enumerate the etiology of first episode of complex partial   seizures in a 7 year old boy. Provide an approach to management of this child Epilepsy June.11 4+6
What is acute flaccid paralysis? Describe the differential   diagnosis & management of a child with flaccid paralysis. Describe AFP   surveillance. Floppy Dec.2009 2+2+4+2
Define acute flaccid paralysis, Enlist the cuaes and   investigations of a case of AFP. Floppy 2006
Discuss the D/D and management of AFP in a 2 year old child Floppy 2004
Family genetic counselling to parents with 2 boys having calf   hypetrophy and progressive proximal leg muscle weakness. Floppy 2007
SN  differential diagnosis   of floppy infant Floppy 1996
SN      approach to a child with acute   flaccid paralysis and components of AFP surveillance. Floppy 2000
list the causes of headache in children. Outline an approach for   a 10 year old child with headache. Headache June.11 4+6
Describe the normal CSF pathway with the help of a diagram.   Define and classify hydrocephalus and enlist its causes. Hydroceph 2009
List the causes of hydrocephalus in children. What is the   pathogenesis and discuss the management. Hydroceph 2005
SN  etiology and   pathophysiology of hydrocephalus. Hydroceph 1999
SN hydrocephalus in infancy Hydroceph 1996
Describe briefly cerebro-spinal fluid formation, circulation,   absorption & enumerate causes of hydrocephalus. Hydrocephalous Dec.11 3+2+2+3
What are the causes of congenital hydrocephalus? Describe   clinical features & management of an infant with Arnold Chiari   malformation. hydrocephalous Dec.2009 4+6
Discuss briefly epidemilgy, investigations and management of   viral menigoencephalitis. ICT 2007
Discuss the pathophysiology and management of raised   intracranial pressure ICT 2000
Outline the steps in managing intracranial hypertension and   provide rationale for each of these steps. ICT 2009
SN discuss the management of a 3 year old unconscious child ICT 1999
SN pathophysiology of cerebral oedema ICT 2000
Define raised intracranial pressure. Describe its clinical   features & management. ICT June.10 2+3+5
Enumerate risk factors for brain abscess. Outline investigations   & treatment of brain abscess in children. Infection Dec.2009 4+2+4
describe clinical manifestations, diagnosis & management of   Neuro-tuberculosis. Infection Dec.11
Discuss the etiology, clinical presentations diagnosis and   managemen tof ADEM Infection 2009
Enumerte risk factors for brain abscess. Outline  a    schema for investigating and treatment of 10 year old child with brain   abscess Infection 2008
pathogenesis, management and prognosis of H influenza meningitis   in children Infection 2006
SN Chronic meningitis clinical approach and management Infection 2002
List the neurocutaneous syndromes. Describe the genetics,   cellular defect, clinical manifestation & diagnosis of tuberous   sclerosis. Misc Dec.2009 3+1+1+3+2
Define Brain Death. Write age specific criteria for Brain Death   in children. Misc Dec.11 2+8
 SN criteria for brain   death Misc 1996
brain death Misc 1998
Briefly discuss the role of electophysiological studies in   pediatric neurolgical disorders Misc 2004
Classification and management of migraine Misc 2007
Define migraine in children . Discuss the classifcation of   migraine and write its management Misc 2007
SN brain death Misc 1999
SN discuss diagnosis and managemento of viral encephalitis Misc 1997
Enumerate the causes of mental retardation in children. Give an   outline of management of child with mental retardation. MR June.10 4+6
Clinical features, diagnostic evaluation & treatment of   myasthenia gravis. muscle June.10 3+3+4
Discuss about the clinical features, types ,diagnosis &   management of myasthenia Gravis. muscle Dec.11 3+2+2+3
Discuss the treatment of a child with single enhancing ring   lesion in the parietal region with simple focal seizures. NCC-TB 1997
SN ring enhancing lesion on CT scan NCC-TB 2001
Describe the different types of hereditary neuropathies. Outline   the diagnostic approach & Management of type-1 hereditary motor &   sensory neuropathy. neuropathy June.10 4+6
Enumerate various types of neural tube defects & discuss   their embryogenesis. Outline in brief management of meningomyelocele. NTD June.11 3+3+4
Discuss briefly the possible predisposing factors types of open   neural tube defects in children and its prevention. NTD 2007
SN prevention of neural tube defects NTD 1997
SN –  diagnosis and   treatment of SSPE Regression 1995
SN Metachromatic leukodystrophy Regression 1996
A 10 year old boy is brought with a history of convulsions &   altered sensorium. On examination, his BP was 180/110 mm of Hg. Describe   differential diagnosis, laboratory investigations & treatment of this   case. Seizures Dec.2009 3+4+3
What are the causes of hypercoagulable state in children? How   will you manage a case of acute hemiplegia STROKE Dec.2009 4+6
Briefly discuss the arterial suppply of brain. Outline the   causes of acute hemiplegia in a 2 year old child. STROKE 2007
Describe the causes of thromobembolism in children, outline  the management of acute hemiplegia. STROKE 2007
discuss the etiopathogenesis, clinical sympotmatolgy and   differential diagnosis of childhood stroke STROKE 2006
Outline the pathway of seventh cranial nerve. Discuss the   diagnosis and management of Bell’s palsy. STROKE 2004
SN  stroke in childhood STROKE 2005
Enumerate the causes of stroke in children. Discuss the   diagnosis approach for managing a child with stroke. stroke Dec.11 3+7

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