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The widespread use of antibiotics in recent years has considerably modified the clinical features of neurosyphilis. Presently, atypical or masked forms of this disease often occur and obscure diagnosis, despite a thorough history and clinical work-up. Here, we report a patient with neurosyphilis presenting with psychotic symptoms who then developed status(More)
A 50-year-old woman was brought to medical attention because of fever, toothache, headache and impaired ambulation worsening over the previous week. On examination, she had the right III, IV, VI and left V1 cranial nerve palsy and left leg monoplegia. Head MRI, enhancement, MRA and MRV were done as in the figure below. Lumbar CSF culture revealed gram(More)
Few objective methods have been utilized to identify the small myelinated fiber impairment causing neuropathic pain in Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). In this study, contact heat-evoked potentials (CHEPs) were applied to study the nociceptive pathway in GBS. Sixty GBS patients and fifty healthy controls were enrolled. The 60 GBS patients were divided into(More)
  • B Xie
  • 1991
The serum levels of creatine kinase, creatine kinase isoenzyme (MB), lactate dehydrogenase, pyruvate kinase and myoglobin were studied in 85 carriers of Duchenne muscular dystrophy and 125 normal female controls. The results showed that the best single test for carrier detection was myoglobin or creatine kinase, the combination of multiple tests could(More)
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