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Acute necrotizing encephalopathy of childhood represents a novel entity of acute encephalophathy, predominantly affecting infants and young children living in Taiwan and Japan. It manifests with symptoms of coma, convulsions, and hyperpyrexia after 2 to 4 days of respiratory tract infections in previously healthy children. The hallmark of acute necrotizing(More)
Möbius syndrome is a rare congenital disorder characterized by congenital facial weakness with impairment of ocular abduction. It is considered as a rhombencephalic disorder, and is often accompanied with hypoplasia of the pons and cerebellum. Here we report a male infant who had congenital facial asymmetry with absence of right-sided expression. Evident(More)
From October 2001 to October 2003, the authors reviewed all patients with chronic seizures taking antiepileptic drugs for more than 2 years with follow-up at the pediatric neurological clinic. They identified 31 patients who were using 3 or more drugs. Twenty-nine patients agreed to undergo a drug reduction and readjustment. The authors spent a mean period(More)
Alexander disease is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized pathologically by demyelination and accumulation of eosinophilic hyaline bodies (Rosenthal fibers) within astrocytes. Demonstration of Rosenthal fibers on histological examination is considered a prerequisite for a definitive diagnosis. However, the CT and MRI scans may be highly suggestive of(More)
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