Aaron M Gleckman

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Pick’s disease (PD) is characterized by severe neuronal loss and gliosis in a frontotemporal lobar distribution, often associated with Pick bodies and ballooned neurons. Abnormal tau metabolism has been implicated in the pathogenesis of PD; however, the underlying mechanism of neuronal degeneration remains poorly understood. Evidence from other(More)
We report 2 cases of sudden death in which hospital autopsies revealed unsuspected primary posterior fossa neoplasms. The first case was a 3-year-old girl who was found apneic and pulseless in bed and was brought to the hospital moribund and could not be resuscitated. Autopsy revealed a 3-cm ganglioglioma that infiltrated nearly the entire medulla. The(More)
OBJECTIVE Accurate identification of diffuse axonal injury is important in the forensic investigation of infants who have died from traumatic brain injury. beta-Amyloid precursor protein (beta-APP) immunohistochemical staining is highly sensitive in identifying diffuse axonal injury. However, the effectiveness of this method in brain-injured infants has not(More)
The authors report a case of sudden death in a 23-year-old woman in whom autopsy by the medical examiner revealed hypothalamic sarcoidosis. The decedent had experienced 6 months of amenorrhea and a 50-pound weight gain. She sought medical attention when she experienced headache, and after imaging and laboratory studies, she was suspected of having(More)
We report a case of a two-month-old boy who became unresponsive in the sole custody of his father. Resuscitation efforts on route to the hospital were able to restore the infant's heart beat. However, neurologic function never recovered. Autopsy revealed massive cerebral edema, recent subdural, and subarachnoid hemorrhages, bilateral retinal hemorrhages,(More)
BACKGROUND Rapid acceleration-deceleration of an infant's head during intentional shaking should in theory exert stretch or shear forces upon the optic nerves sufficient to cause axonal injury. beta-Amyloid precursor protein (beta-APP) immunohistochemistry recently has been shown to be a highly effective method for identifying diffuse axonal injury in the(More)
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