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To elucidate the possible existence of a so called "premorbid parkinsonian personality" we studied 33 patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) and 66 controls who did not differ in age, sex, geographic origin, and cultural level, with the Spanish version of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI). Females of the PD group obtained significantly… (More)
We report a case of a 48-year-old woman who had a 4 years history of bilateral blepharospasm. CT-scan showed multiple intracranial calcifications (two of them in the left thalamus) corresponding to neurocysticerosis, and a lacunar infarction in right internal capsule area. To our knowledge this case is the first one reported in the literature of… (More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES Detecting peripheral arterial disease by measuring the ankle-brachial index can help identify asymptomatic patients with established disease. We investigated the prevalence of peripheral arterial disease (i.e., an ankle-brachial index <0.9) and its potential clinical and therapeutic impact in patients with no known arterial… (More)
Central nervous system involvement in systemic brucellosis is not frequent. Neurobrucellosis may involve several areas of the central nervous system and may be the cause of several clinical pictures. We report a case of brucellar meningitis that was clinically indistinguishable from a migrainous syndrome. The diagnosis of brucellar meningitis was confirmed… (More)
We report the case of a woman suffering from complex partial seizures who developed Parkinson's disease at the age of 58. Parkinsonian symptoms improved transitorily after complex partial seizures. Although this has been reported after generalized seizures, this case is, to our knowledge, the first description of improvement of parkinsonian symptoms… (More)
We describe a 37-year-old man with spinal segmental myoclonus characterized by symmetric, rhythmic contractions of the abdomen with a frequency ranging between 100 and 150/min. The combination of sodium valproate and L-5-hydroxytryptophan was useful to control the myoclonus. We comment on the possible role of the serotonergic system in this syndrome.