Barbara Skowronek-Bała

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BACKGROUND In the group of adult patients being diagnosed from different neurological complaints frequency of pineal cyst occurrence is estimated at 0,1-4,9%. Frequency of its occurrence in pediatric population is unknown, however it is regarded as a common lesion at this age, more frequent in girls and older children. This structural lesion is usually(More)
BACKGROUND Paroxysmal sleep disorders in children are important from both pathophysiological and clinical point of view. Correct diagnosis is crucial for further management. The aim of the present study was to identify peripheral markers of paroxysmal sleep disorders in children, which could improve diagnostics of these disorders. We compared serum levels(More)
BACKGROUND Neurological symptoms develop in 10-20% of children with borreliosis. AIM OF THE STUDY It was a presentation of clinical manifestation of neuroborreliosis in children. MATERIAL AND METHODS Children with neuroborreliosis and other neurological diseases were admitted to the University Hospital during 2005-2006 without any selection. Of these 9(More)
OBJECTIVES Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome (4p detetion) belongs to the group of disorders caused by chromosomal aberrations, associated with frequent occurrence of epilepsy. To illustrate phenotype - genotype association, the study presents 3 children with this syndrome and epilepsy. MATERIALS AND METHODS The diagnosis of Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome was(More)
BACKGROUND Neurological symptoms develop in 10-20% of children suffered borreliosis (LD). AIM OF THE STUDY It was a presentation of motoric disturbances of neuroboreliosis in children. MATERIAL AND METHODS Children with neuroborreliosis and other neurological diseases were admitted to the University hospital during 2005-2007. Of these 13 patients, there(More)
Caudal regression syndrome (CRS) is a rare combination of congenital abnormalities characterized by caudal vertebral agenesis/dysgenesis that is usually associated with congenital anomalies of spinal cord, gastrointestinal and genitourinary organs. Although the exact teratogenic mechanism is not known, same environmental, e.g., hyperglycemia and genetic(More)
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic demyelinating disease of the central nervous system. The disease usually affects young people, although it may also occur in early childhood. As well as the availability of diagnostic methods rises also the possibility of disease-modifying treatment increases. With constant development of diagnostic methods also the(More)
BACKGROUND Myasthenia gravis (MG) is a disease with autoimmune background. Impaired neuromuscular transmission is caused by blockage of acetylcholine receptors on postsynaptic membrane by circulating specific antibodies. Recognition of myasthenia gravis in children, especially its ocular type, may be difficult due to occurrence of similar clinical symptoms(More)
BACKGROUND Peripheral facial nerve palsy (Bell' palsy, BP) is a not rare diseases in children, being the most common acquired mononeuropathy. AIM The authors of this study wanted to determine whether the occurrence and course of paralysis changed in the past 5 years (2010-2014). MATERIALS AND METHODS The study involved Lesser Poland region, where the(More)
THE AIM OF THE STUDY The psychogenic pseudoepileptic seizures can be provoked by suggestion and by placebo test. This is the possibility that differentiates them with epileptic seizures, if there is a chance to record with video EEG. In the developmental age the intravenous placebo tests are willingly used, moreover the oral placebo has probably the same(More)