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We report a family in which two sisters with myotonia congenita (MyC) were referred for malignant hyperthermia (MH) evaluation after each developed muscle rigidity with anesthesia. Halothane contracture testing of skeletal muscle in both was consistent with MH susceptibility. A third sister without clinical evidence of MyC was negative on contracture… (More)
The APOE epsilon4 allele has been associated with a number of neurodegenerative disorders e.g. Alzheimer's disease. Inconsistent results have been obtained for cognitive decline in 'normal' aging. We investigated whether specific aspects of cognitive decline were associated with APOE epsilon4 among 620 'healthy' elderly subjects living in Calabria, southern… (More)
The authors report two patients with idiopathic trigeminal sensory neuropathy who showed gadolinium enhancement of the cisternal segment of the corresponding trigeminal nerve in cranial MRI. The resolution of these lesions in a repeat MRI suggests a similarity to Bell's palsy.