Chun-Kui Zhou

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Familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy (FAP) is characterized by extracellular deposition of amyloid fibrils caused by a point mutation in the transthyretin (TTR) gene. TTR amyloidosis is linked to a vast number of mutations with varying phenotype and tissue distribution. Several Chinese kindred with FAP type 1 have been reported in Beijing, Hong Kong, Taiwan,(More)
Superficial siderosis of the central nervous system is secondary to chronic subarachnoid bleeding. However, the underlying etiology is not always detected. Superficial siderosis can be diagnosed at MRI by the presence of a hypointense rim along the brain surface on gradient echo T2W images. The authors report a case of superficial cerebral siderosis where(More)
Central nervous system symptoms in patients with primary Sjogren`s syndrome are rare. They can present as extraglandular manifestations and require a differential diagnosis from multiple sclerosis. Due to a variety of presentations, Sjogren`s syndrome with neurologic involvement may be difficult to diagnose. Here, we report a case of a 75-year-old woman who(More)
Central pontine myelinolysis (CPM), also known as osmotic demyelination syndrome, is a rare demyelinating disorder characterized by the loss of myelin in the center of the basis pontis. In this case report, an alcoholic patient with CPM and acquired demyelinating lesion of the basis pontis is described. The patient is a 70 year-old woman who presented with(More)
Systemic necrotizing vasculitis (SNV) is a type of vasculitis that presents with necrosis, predominantly involving large, medium-sized and small arteries. Peripheral neuropathy is a major clinical feature of the primary and secondary systemic vasculitides, and is often observed during the early phases of the disease, causing axonal neuropathy. The(More)
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