A patient is described with a tuberculous spinal epidural abscess and signs of cord compression, who was successful treated without surgery. Magnetic resonance imaging, in addition to its role as a diagnostic tool, was helpful in monitoring the resolution of inflammation.
Sporotrichosis is a subcutaneous mycosis that is caused by the dimorphic fungus Sporothrix schenckii. This disease generally occurs within the skin and subcutaneous tissues, causing lesions that can spread through adjacent lymphatic vessels and sometimes leading to systemic diseases in immunocompromised patients. Macrophages are crucial for proper immune… (More)
BACKGROUND Ribosome-inactivating proteins (RIP) have been studied in the search for toxins that could be used as immunotoxins for cancer treatment. Pulchellin, a type 2 RIP, is suggested to induce immune responses that have a role in controlling cancer. METHODS The percentage of dendritic cells and CD4(+) and CD8(+) T cells in the spleen (flow cytometry),… (More)
We describe a case of incomplete locked-in syndrome (LIS) due to basilar artery thrombosis, in which MRI showed a complete, sharply demarcated infarct at the pontomedullary junction. This supports experimental data showing that the lower reticular formation is not critical for the maintenance of consciousness. To our knowledge, this is the first reported… (More)