Abdelhaq Zaim

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Autosomal dominant cerebellar ataxia with pigmentary macular dystrophy (ADCA type II) is a rare neurodegenerative disorder with marked anticipation. We have mapped the ADCA type II locus to chromosome 3 by linkage analysis in a genome-wide search and found no evidence for genetic heterogeneity among four families of different geographic origins. Haplotype(More)
Fifteen Moroccan families with a phenotype resembling Friedreich Ataxia (FA) were studied. Seven families (13 patients) had the 744 del A mutation in the alpha-tocopherol transfer protein (alpha-TTP) gene, characteristic of ataxia with vitamin E deficiency (AVED). The other eight families (16 patients) had GAA expansions in the first intron of the frataxin(More)
Fahr's disease associates various degrees of neuropsychological impairment and calcium deposits in the basal ganglia. We report 3 cases. The first case was a 54-year-old man with hemichorea of one-year duration. Laboratory results demonstrated idiopathic hypoparathyroidism. In the second case, a 23-year-old man treated for epilepsia for 8 years was(More)
INTRODUCTION RS3PE syndrome (remittive symmetrical seronegative synovitis with pitting edema) was first described by MacCarthy in 1985. It is a rare type of seronegative polyarthritis occurring in the elderly. METHODS Retrospective report of 13 cases (including eight male and five female patients; mean age 76.7 +/- 3.7 years) and search for previously(More)
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