About this Research Topic
The submission of the Case Report article is allowed only upon the acceptance of the pre-submission inquiry. Any Case Reports submitted without a previous inquiry might experience delays, as they will be sent for assessment prior to peer review.
If the abstract is accepted, please make sure your article adheres to the following guidelines before submitting it.
Case Reports highlight unique cases of patients that present with an unexpected diagnosis, treatment outcome, or clinical course. Only Case Reports that are original and significantly advance the field will be considered:
- RARE case with TYPICAL features
- FREQUENT case with ATYPICAL features
- Cases with a convincing response to new treatments, i.e. single case of off-label use
Maximum word count: 3,000
Maximum number of display items (figures, tables, or videos): 4. Authors should follow the CARE guidelines (https://www.care-statement.org/) and submit a completed CARE checklist as a supplementary file (template available here: http://data.care-statement.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/CARE-checklist-English-2013.pdf)
Case Report format:
- Title: Case Report: ‘area of focus’,
- Introduction: including what is unique about the case and medical literature references,
- Case description: including de-identified patient information, relevant physical examination and other clinical findings, relevant past interventions and their outcomes,
- A figure or table showcasing a timeline with relevant data from the episode of care,
- Diagnostic assessment, details on the therapeutic intervention, follow-up, and outcomes, as specified in the CARE guidelines,
- Discussion: strengths and limitations of the approach to the case, discussion of the relevant medical literature (similar and contrasting cases), take-away lessons from the case,
- Patient perspective. Please, note authors are required to obtain written informed consent from the patients (or their legal representatives) for the publication.
Keywords: Case Report, Rare Case, Atypical Features, Neurological Conditions
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