Christian Lechner

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Two women (patient 1, 77 years old, and patient 2, 63 years old) with strong clinical evidence for corticobasal degeneration (CBD) are presented. Patient 2 was in an early stage of the disease with only a mild disability of her left hand. In addition to the clinical characteristics, both patients presented the typical cortical reflex myoclonus. Magnetic(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the frequency and clinical-radiological associations of antibodies to myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG) and aquaporin-4 (AQP4) in children presenting with neuromyelitis optica (NMO) and limited forms. METHODS Children with a first event of NMO, recurrent (RON), bilateral ON (BON), longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis(More)
OBJECTIVE Brain electric activity in the theta frequency band has been associated with the encoding of new, and the retrieving of previously stored, information. We studied the time course of stimulus-to-stimulus changes of theta activity under repetitive somatosensory stimulation. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twelve healthy subjects participated in the study.(More)
Alveolar Echinococcosis (AE) caused by the cestode Echinococcus multilocularis, is a severe helminth infection of man, where unrestricted parasite growth will ultimately result in organ failure and fatality. The tissue-infiltrative growth of the larval metacestode and the limited efficacy of available drugs complicate successful intervention in AE; patients(More)
Metacestode larvae of the tapeworm Echinococcus multilocularis can cause alveolar echinococcosis (AE), a severe parasitic disease in man, which, if it remains untreated, may cause organ failure and death. Spontaneous and parasite antigen-induced cellular responses were studied in patients with cured, stable, and progressive AE to differentiate the response(More)
PATIENT Male, 69. FINAL DIAGNOSIS Mesenteric desmoid tumor. SYMPTOMS -. MEDICATION -. CLINICAL PROCEDURE -. OBJECTIVE Rare disease. BACKGROUND Intra-abdominal fibromatosis is a benign rare tumor of fibrous origin with a significant potential for local invasion and no ability to metastasize, but it can recur. The etiology of desmoid tumors is(More)
Bodily misperceptions are a frequent symptom in major depressive disorder. A reduced ability to deflect attention from somatosensory stimuli may contribute to the generation of unpleasant bodily sensations and co-occur with altered habituation of the brain electric reactions to somatosensory stimuli. The aim of the present study was to explore whether(More)
We describe a 77-year-old woman who developed a confusional state, cognitive impairment, behavioural abnormalities and dysphasia after treatment of hypercalcaemia. Repeated EEG recording revealed rhythmic sharp-wave activity over the right parietal-occipital lobe. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed marked hyperintense signal changes bilaterally. The(More)