Arthur Elderson

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Three European patients had chronic active forms of Borrelia burgdorferi infection of the nervous system, with high titers of antibodies to this spirochete in serum and CSF. Two patients had meningitis for 3 to 4 years, with remissions in one and slowly progressive symptoms in the other. Both had CT lucencies in the basal ganglia. The third patient had(More)
The value of the electroencephalograph (EEG) as a screening device in aviation medicine is questioned, because few subjects are disqualified on grounds of an EEG exam. At the Netherlands Aeromedical Institute, pilot applicants are rejected with a diagnosis of epilepsy or with severe EEG abnormalities (including epileptiform patterns where epilepsy is highly(More)
The importance of neurological abnormalities in relatives of schizophrenic patients is not completely clear and has been questioned. The hypothesis that neurological abnormalities are trait markers for a vulnerability to develop schizophrenia was tested in 32 parents of patients with schizophrenia and 34 healthy controls. A comprehensive and standardized(More)
The nonsurgical treatment of a case of interhemispheric subdural empyema is reported. At the time of diagnosis, the patient had a mild decrease in consciousness and only moderate focal neurological deficits. Computerized tomography (CT) confirmed the limited (interhemispheric) extent of the intracranial infection. After drainage of the nasal sinuses and(More)
In 20 ovarian cancer patients treated by cisplatin-based chemotherapy quantitative investigations of the vibration and the thermoperception were performed. Following the administration of cisplatin of 300 mg/m2 and more the vibration perception threshold (VPT) was shown to be significantly elevated in all patients, despite the absence of clinical symptoms(More)
Multiple sclerosis (MS) remains a diagnosis based mainly on clinical criteria. Definitive diagnostic tests are, despite numerous attempts, not available. However, some laboratory tests like electrophoresis of the cerebrospinal fluid proteins or the determination of immunoglobulin G in cerebrospinal fluid have proved useful in increasing the probability of(More)
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