April 2010|Vol 7|Issue 4

April 2010 | Volume 7 | Issue 4

 

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A case of Astrocytoma
 



 


Dr. Shashikant K. Gupta, B.Sc., BHMS
Flat No. 11, Pushkar Building,
Adinath Nagar, Garkheda, Aurangabad.
Maharastra, Pin No-431005
Mobile No-09422293533, Clinic- 0240-2349355
Email : Shashigupta1974@Yahoo.com

    Introduction:

       Dr. Shashikant K. Gupta is leading practitioner practicing at Aurangabad, Maharastrra state in India. He is a science graduate and later took interest in Homoeopathy, studied at DKMM Homoeopathy Medical College. He had presented many papers in the scientific seminars with evidence based studies. Here he presents a case of Astrocytoma of the spinal cord.

    A boy aged 10 years presented the following signs and symptoms
    · Pain in cervical region - since 1 month.
    · Tingling in right upper extremities > pressure,> Lying on right side.
    · Lack of power in right upper extremities.
    · Headache - pain in forehead - since 1 month.
    · Headache > pressure.
    · Pain in abdomen – No specific modalities.

    Mental Symptoms
    · Patient was emotionally very attached to his grand mother , and mother, he have two brother and 1sister and all these peoples are living in Gorakhpur (U.P.) , and the patient misses them, wants to go home .
    · Weak memory
    · Taken symptom is 1) Weak memory, 2) Home sickness

    Past History :
    H/O suppressed coryza.

    Family History :
    Grand mother- Diabetes.


    Physical General
    Appetite - Diminished.
    Thirst - Extreme.
    Urine - Normal.
    Bowels - Regular.
    Desires - Sweets++
    Sleep - Disturbed due to pain.
    Thermal condition - Not specific.
    Perspiration - On face from exertion.
    Physical examination - B.P- 84/50 mm of Hg,
    Pulse - 96/min,
    Pupils - reactive

    Miasm of this case:- Psora, Sycosis,Syphilis.
    Totality of symptoms
    · Generals- lying- side on – painful side amelioration - 3
    · Generals- pressure amelioration - 2
    · Nose - coryza – suppressed - 2
    · Generals - food & drinks- sweets- desire - 2
    · Face-perspiration - 2
    · Mind-memory- weakness of memory - 2
    · Mind- homesickness - 3

    Result of Repertorisation
    Repertorisation done by Radar software

    · Bryonia - 16/37
    · Pulsatilla - 16/31
    · Sepia - 16/29
    · Belladonna - 14/29
    · Silicea - 13/28
    · Calc carb - 13/26
    · Nux Vomica - 13/21

    Selection of remedy - Bryonia Alba,
    Selection of potency - Bryonia alba-30
    Management of the case

    First prescription 20/09/05
    R/x
    Bryonia alba-30-1dose,
    Sac lac-2 days-1hrly

    Follow up-1 22/09/05
    Pain in cervical region relieved 80%
    Pain in upper right extremities relieved 20%
    Tingling and numbness relieved 20% from whole upper right extremities, but no relief of numbness in tip of fingers of upper right extremities.
    B.P-100/60; Pulse - 76 / min
    Sac lac-15 days – 2hrly


    Follow up-2 7/10/05
    Pain in cervical region relieved completely
    Pain in upper right extremities relieved completely.
    Tingling and numbness relieved completely from whole upper right extremities, but no relief of numbness in tip of fingers of upper right extremities.
    B.P-110/68; Pulse - 76 / min
    Alumina -30-1 dose
    Sac lac-15 days – 4 times in a day

    Follow up-3 25/10/05
    Numbness in tip of fingers is relieved 60%. Bryonia -200-1 dose, Sac lac-1month

    Follow up-4 2/12/05
    Numbness in tip of fingers is relieved completely. Sac lac-3 month

    Follow up-5 7/5/06
    No complaints
    Sac lac-3 month

    Follow up-6 10/5/06
    No complaints
    Sac lac -3 months
    Treatment stopped because of well feeling by the patient. Case was cured completely.
    Refer the plates - I, II, III & IV
    .