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Dr Kushan Karunaratne is a consultant neurologist at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. He studied medicine at King's College London and completed his neurology specialist training at Charing Cross Hospital, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.

He has specialist expertise in management of first seizures (fits), blackouts and epilepsy. He runs the first seizure (fit) service for the trust and undertakes complex epilepsy clinics.

He is experienced in managing patients with general neurological conditions such as headache, dizziness, stroke, tremor, Parkinson's disease, neuroinflammation, dementia and neuromuscular conditions.


First seizures, blackouts and epilepsy

Research & publications

1. Karunaratne K, Ahrabian D, Monoghan B, Campion T, Yousry T, Lunn MP, Zandi MS, Howard RS, Kullmann DM, Spillane J, Walker M, Chataway J. Bortezomib for anti-NMDAR encephalitis following daclizumab treatment in a patient with multiple sclerosis. BMJ Neurology Open. 2021 May 1;3(1):e000096

2. Karunaratne K, Wade C, Lehovsky J, Viegas S. Spinal surgery for a late-onset axial myopathy. BMJ Case Reports CP. 2021 Mar 1;14(3):e240738. PMID: 33674300

3. Dixon L, Coughlan C, Karunaratne K, Gorgoraptis N, Varley J, Husselbee J, Mallon D, Carroll R, Jones B, Boynton C, Pritchard J. Immunosuppression for intracranial vasculitis associated with SARS-CoV-2: therapeutic implications for COVID-19 cerebrovascular pathology. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry. 2020 PMID: 32855293

4. Neill L, Checkley A, Benjamin L, Herdman M, Carter D, Pullan, Emma D, Griffiths K, Monaghan B, Karunaratne K, Ciccarelli O, Spillane J, Moore D, Kullmann D. Rhombencephalitis and Myeloradiculitis Caused by a European Subtype of Tick-Borne Encephalitis Virus. Emerging infectious diseases. 2019 Dec;25(12):2317. PMID: 31742526

5.. Karunaratne K and Davies N. Toscana virus meningitis following a holiday in Elba, Italy. British Journal of Hospital Medicine. 2018;79:(5)292. PMID: 29727236

6. Karunaratne K, Taube D, Khalil N, Perry R, Malhotra P. Neurological complications of renal dialysis and transplantation. Practical Neurology 2018;18:115-125. PMID: 29288211

7. Karunaratne K, Amiras D, Pickering MC, Hofer M, Viegas S. Autoimmune necrotising myopathy and HMGCR antibodies. Practical Neurology 2018;18:151-155. PMID: 29439058

8. Karunaratne K, Bertoni M, Balogun I, Hargroves D, Webb T. The right diagnosis but the wrong pathway? Listeria meningitis mimicking stroke. Practical Neurology 2016;16:220-222. PMID: 26819187

9. Karunaratne K, Stevens S, Irving J, Hobbs H, Kilbride H, Kingston R, Farmer C. The impact of pay for performance on the control of blood pressure in people with chronic kidney disease stage 3–5. Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation 2013;28(8) 2107–2116. PMID:23658247

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