Alev Leventoglu

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OBJECTIVE To analyze the long-term outcomes of patients presenting with pure parkinsonian tremor and to determine whether or not such patients develop the other features of Parkinson's disease (PD) eventually. METHODS AND MATERIALS Two hundred fifty-one patients with PD followed at our referral center were examined regularly. In this study, we evaluated(More)
Ictal behavioral characteristics may provide clues in determining the nature of the epileptic focus. We defined ictal behavioral characteristics in patients with intractable temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) who underwent anterior temporal lobectomy (ATL) and lived seizure-free for 2 years of follow-up. Video/EEG data on 282 seizures observed in 48 patients who(More)
A 20-year-old female, university student presented with severe, throbbing, unilateral headache, nausea and vomiting that started 2 days ago. The pain was aggravated with physical activity and she had photophobia. She had been taking contraceptive pills due to polycystic ovary for 3 months. Cranial computed tomography was uninformative and she was considered(More)
Background. Established electrophysiological methods have limited clinical utility in the diagnosis of small fiber neuropathy. The cutaneous silent period (CSP) may be useful as a method for the evaluation of smaller and unmyelinated fiber dysfunctions. Hyperlipidemia is a very rare cause of small fiber neuropathy. In this study, hyperlipidemia and small(More)
Many cases of atopic myelitis have been reported in Japan; however very few were described in western countries. An 82-year-old woman with a past medical history of atopic dermatitis and asthma presented with progressive paresthesia (tingling) of both hands and tetraparesis. Before the onset of neurological symptoms, she complained of ichthyosis of both(More)
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