Progressive Encephalomyelitis with Rigidity and Myoclonus in a Child

  • Skill Level
  • Lectures
    2 Videos
  • Enrolled
    60 students

What you'll learn

Progressive encephalomyelitis is a rare neurological disorder, and it is recently classified as a part of the stiff-person syndrome (SPS) spectrum and characterized by rigidity and myoclonus. read more »»

It is characterized by limb and truncal rigidity, painful muscle spasms, hyperekplexia, and brainstem involvement like ocular motor disturbance, dysphagia, dysarthria. In most patients, the onset is subacute over weeks, and the duration of illness ranges from weeks to years, often with exacerbations and remissions. Learn more about a case of Progressive Encephalomyelitis with Rigidity and Myoclonus in a child in this expert speaker course designed by Medvarsity and Dosily.

Who Should Attend?

  • Budding Neurologists
  • General practitioners
  • Primary care physicians
  • Undergraduate medical students (Interns)
  • Postgraduate students in medicine
  • Nurses
  • Life science graduates
  • AYUSH students
  • Students interested in Biological sciences

Key concepts covered include:

By the end of the course, you will learn:

  • A rare case of progressive encephalomyelitis
  • Diagnosis and treatment


Dr. Anand S. Iyer

Consultant Pediatric Neurologist, MD Pediatrics, FRCPCH (UK), CCT Pediatric Neurology (UK)


Dr. Anand s. Iyer completed his schooling at Fatima Convent High School, Bhavnagar with laurels. He stood first in the district during SSC and third in the district during HSC. He completed his M.B.B.S. from BJ Medical College. He was successful in being offered a pediatric residency at BJ Medical College, Ahmedabad which he completed under the mentorship of Dr. Shashi Vani, Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics; and subsequently Dr. Pratima Shah, Professor of Pediatrics. He was awarded Gold Medal for standing first in the pediatric residency program and obtained Diploma in Pediatrics and subsequently MD Pediatrics. He was appointed as Assistant Professor in Pediatrics at Civil Hospital and Medical College, Bhavnagar where he gained valuable experience of 18 months. He went to UK in 2005 to pursue further specialist training in pediatrics and neonatology.

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