B Michielsens

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BACKGROUND Autosomal recessive spastic ataxia of Charlevoix-Saguenay (ARSACS) is a complex neurodegenerative disorder caused by mutations in SACS. The phenotype consists of a childhood-onset triad of cerebellar ataxia, peripheral neuropathy, and pyramidal tract signs. OBJECTIVE To provide more insight into the prevalence of SACS mutations and the(More)
In a combined retrospective and prospective study, we tried to define the prevalence of antinuclear antibodies (ANA) and its clinical relevance in neurological patients. Three hundred twenty-seven neurological patients who had ANA determined because of suspicion of connective tissue disease (CTD), were retrospectively studied. Thirty (9.2%) were ANA(More)
Eleven patients with a relapsing-remitting form of multiple sclerosis (MS) were examined clinically and with magnetic resonance imaging scans 3 weeks before, at the day of vaccination with killed influenza virus and 3 weeks afterwards. No exacerbations were noted in the pre- or postvaccination period. Eight contrast-enhanced or active lesions were present(More)
A 32-year old man presented with a bilateral faciobrachial paresis, pyramidal signs in the upper limbs and dysarthria. Computer tomographic (CT-)scans showed bilateral cortical zones of contrast enhancement and strikingly symmetrical capsular hypodensities. Angiography revealed a stenosis of the left internal carotid artery and an occlusion of the right(More)
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