Neurologic complications of dropsy: From possibility to reality

S. Prabhakar, D. Khurana, K. D. Gill, S. Choudhary, V. Lal, C. P. Das

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Epidemic dropsy, which results from the accidental ingestion of mustard oil adulterated with argemone oil, has been associated with certain neurologic symptoms. The occurence of objective neurologic involvement has, however, precluded this illness. We report two cases, who were victims of epidemic dropsy in the recent outbreak in India and showed objective neurologic deficit in the form of brachial neuritis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)144-148
Number of pages5
JournalNeurology India
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes



  • Brachial neuritis
  • Electrophysiologic studies
  • Epidemic dropsy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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Prabhakar, S., Khurana, D., Gill, K. D., Choudhary, S., Lal, V., & Das, C. P. (2000). Neurologic complications of dropsy: From possibility to reality. Neurology India, 48(2), 144-148.