Two cases of clinically and electromyographically proven ethylene oxide neuropathy occurred among 12 workers at the Lecco Hospital Sterilization Center. Cessation of exposure to the gas, which had lasted for two years, was followed by swift remission of the symptoms and complete normalisation of the EMG record at follow-up six months later. The paucity of… (More)
A case of sporadic, idiopathic, paroxysmal kinesigenic choreoathetosis is described. The frequent attacks triggered by the initial phase of voluntary movement responded well to treatment with diphenylhydantoin. The nosological, etiopathogenetic, clinical and therapeutic aspects of paroxysmal choreoathetosis are discussed and the literature reviewed.
Although amitriptyline is not usually regarded as toxic to the peripheral nervous system (PNS) and is even prescribed by some for neuropathic pain, there are sporadic reports of peripheral neuropathy following overdose or prolonged use of the drug. The scarcity of data leads us to report a case we have followed for 3 years clinically and… (More)
17 workers in a thermometer factory exposed to mercury for periods ranging from 1 to 40 years all had high urine and blood mercury levels on undergoing electromyographic examination. All were clinically free from central and peripheral nervous symptoms. 88% had subclinical neuropathy, mainly distal and axonal. There was no correlation between severity of… (More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the possible influence of arteriovenous fistula (AVF) on nerve conduction velocity in patients on intermittent hemodialysis and its relevance to the pathogenesis of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). The data on 22 patients showed no statistically significant differences in the electrographic parameters considered. This… (More)
Although neurological complications of hypothyroidism are well recognized, scanty data, to the best of our knowledge, are available about peripheral neuropathies in this condition. The electrographic studies so far performed are nearly all devoted to the well known association myxoedema-carpal tunnel syndrome. Our data concern two patients affected by… (More)