Cécile Herrmann

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Two patients are reported with palatal myoclonus, progressive ataxia, and dysarthria, unresponsive to treatment with trihexyphenidyl or L-5-hydroxytryptophan. MRI showed enlargement of the inferior olives in one patient, consistent with the pathology usually associated with palatal myoclonus. The syndrome of progressive ataxia and palatal myoclonus should(More)
To identify factors associated with disease severity, we examined 102 patients with quantitative PCR-confirmed leptospirosis in Martinique during 2010-2013. Associated factors were hypotension, chest auscultation abnormalities, icterus, oligo/anuria, thrombocytopenia, prothrombin time <68%, high levels of leptospiremia, and infection with L. interrogans(More)
The authors' purpose was to confirm their hypotheses based on their prior study of the effect of tiapride and lorazepam on memorizing capacities of patients over sixty years of age. The results of a two weeks, double-blind trial show that tiapride, in addition to its sedative action, produces disinhibition and enhances wakefulness, thereby improving memory(More)
In 82 white patients with myasthenia gravis, a high serum human acetylcholine receptor (AChR) antibody titer was related to the presence of the HLA-B8 antigen and increasing severity of the disease and not to age at onset, sex, presence of thymoma, or mode of treatment. Among patients without thymomas a high antibody titer was also associated with HLA-B8,(More)