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Sneddon's syndrome (SS) is characterized by ischemic cerebrovascular episodes and livedo reticularis. It is more common in young women and can also be associated with valvulopathy, a history of spontaneous abortion, renal involvement and vascular dementia. We describe three cases of young women with this disease. The patients had repeated ischemic cerebral… (More)
The case of a 17 years-old woman, with clinical findings of meningites, without identification of a pathogenic agent is reported. The pacient received treatment for tuberculous and fungi meningitis. In the clinical course were found neoplastic cells in the spinal fluid. Despite the radiologic investigation, the original site of the tumor was not found in… (More)
Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) can virtually affect any organ, presenting most frequently with "cafe au lait" spots and neurofibromas. Vasculopathy is a known complication of NF1, but cerebrovascular disease is rare. We report the case of a 51-year-old man admitted to the hospital with a history of stroke four months before admission. On physical… (More)
METHOD Neuropathic pain was induced by surgical constriction of the infraorbital nerve in rats. A control group underwent a sham procedure consisting of surgical exposure of the nerve. Subgroups of each group received either BoNT/A or isotonic saline solution. The clinical response was assessed with the -20°C test. Animals that underwent nerve constriction… (More)
UNLABELLED Neurological diseases are prevalent in the emergency room (ER). The aim of this study was to compare the neurological diagnoses between younger and older patients evaluated in the ER of a tertiary care hospital. METHOD Patients admitted to the ER who required neurological evaluation in the first 24 hours were separated into two groups based on… (More)
The genito-femoral nerves of ten albinic rats chronically intoxicated with DDT (5 mg/kg day during 180 days) was studied by teased fibers examination. It was found 85,37% types A + B fibers, 13,63% type C and 1% of types D, E, F and G. It is concluded that there occurs an axonal degeneration of myelin induced by chronic DDT intoxication.
A case of Behcet's disease in a pregnant patient is reported. The patient showed central nervous system involvement as well eyes, mouth, external genitalia and skin lesions. The neurological signs were cranial nerves palsies and pyramidal tract involvement. The cerebrospinal fluid showed hypercytosis and hyper-gammaglobulin. The patient was treated with… (More)
The use of computed axial tomography (CT) in the investigation of neurologic disorders is attractive for its disponibility in the health services. However, the indications of the exam and the correlation with the clinical features has not been frequently studied. We study correlation between the requests of CT and the findings reported by the radiologist,… (More)
We present the case of a patient that after chronic use of anticonvulsant drugs without proven epilepsy, developed Dupuytren's and Ledderhose's diseases. We discuss the most frequent predisposing factors, and their relationship with chronic use of anticonvulsants, particularly phenobarbitone.
UNLABELLED Few healthcare centers in Brazil perform thrombolytic therapy for acute ischemic stroke (AIS) patients. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to describe an interinstitutional protocol for the rapid identification and thrombolytic treatment of AIS patients at a public health hospital in a large Brazilian city. METHOD Emergency medical services… (More)