Spectrum of Neurological Disorders: Experience in Specialized Outpatient Clinic in Bangladesh


  • RN Chowdhury Neurology, Dhaka Medical College Hospital
  • ATM H Hasan Dhaka Medical College Hospital
  • KM Rahman Dhaka Medical College Hospital
  • M Shyfullah Dhaka Medical College Hospital
  • SR Deb Dhaka Medical College Hospital
  • MA Amin Dhaka Medical College Hospital
  • SA Patwary Dhaka Medical College Hospital
  • T Miah Dhaka Medical College Hospital




Neurologic disorder


Objective: To examine the burden of neurologic disorder as encountered in a specialized neurology clinic at tertiary care level.

Methods: This retrospective study was carried out in specialized neurology outpatient clinic of Dhaka Medical College Hospital from July 2010 to June 2011, which included 3173 patients. Data were collected through a predesigned questionnaire from the hospital database kept at the clinic.

Result: Among all the patients attending outpatient clinic, 88.7% had 44 types of neurological disorders. Distribution of disease was similar in all age group from 21-30 years to 51-60 years. Stroke (28.2%) and Headache (24.7%) were two most common neurologic disease, where headache was prevalent among female aged less than 30 years and stroke in male of >40 years. Epilepsy, peripheral neuropathy, Parkinson’s disease, pseudo vertigo were also present in a considerable number of patients. Patients with peptic ulcer (3.02%), anxiety neurosis (2.6%) and other non neurological disease were also given consultation in the clinic.

Conclusion: Neurological diseases are not uncommon. Different diseases predominate in different age and sexes. Knowing pattern of disease distribution in community will help managing them properly.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/jom.v13i1.10045

JOM 2012; 13(1): 39-42


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Chowdhury, R., Hasan, A. H., Rahman, K., Shyfullah, M., Deb, S., Amin, M., Patwary, S., & Miah, T. (2012). Spectrum of Neurological Disorders: Experience in Specialized Outpatient Clinic in Bangladesh. Journal of Medicine, 13(1), 39–42. https://doi.org/10.3329/jom.v13i1.10045



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