Emily C de los Reyes

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Lennox-Gastaut syndrome is an epileptic encephalopathy characterized by multiple seizure types, mental retardation, and a slow spike-and-wave pattern on electroencephalography. Medical intractability is common. We identified a case series of six patients diagnosed with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome in which levetiracetam was initiated as add-on therapy for the(More)
This morphometric study explores temporal and topographic changes in the estimated neuronal number in human neocortex during the latter half of gestation and early infancy. Neuronal estimates are calculated from standardized measurements of cortical layer thickness and neuronal density in 6 neocortical regions in 9 human brains ranging from 17 weeks of(More)
La Crosse virus encephalitis is the most common mosquito-borne virus in children in the United States. La Crosse virus encephalitis has emerged as a significant health concern due to its potential for acute morbidity, including seizures, alterations in mental status, and, in rare cases, death, as well as the potential for chronic morbidity, including,(More)
Inflammatory bowel disease has been linked to cerebrovascular lesions, but the mechanisms of these vascular complications and their frequency among children with inflammatory bowel disease are unclear. We present 4 children with inflammatory bowel disease who developed ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke or cerebral sinovenous thrombosis. All 4 patients were(More)
Autosomal inherited mitochondrial diseases have been of increasing interest among clinicians and mitochondrial research groups because these diseases are caused through a secondary effect on the mitochondrial DNA. It was thought that the genetic stability of mitochondrial DNA relies on the accuracy of DNA polymerase gamma. Mutations of DNA polymerase gamma(More)
Homozygosity for the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) 677C>T mutation (MTHFR TT) has been linked to an increased risk for stroke, coronary artery disease, and migraine headaches. The authors analyzed the potential link between MTHFR 677C>T homozygosity and childhood stroke. A true association might facilitate screening, recurrence risk(More)
Danon disease is an X-linked cardioskeletal myopathy, originally reported as "lysosomal glycogen storage disease with normal acid maltase," resulting from a primary deficiency of lysosome-associated membrane protein-2 because of mutations in the lysosome-associated membrane protein-2 gene. Classic clinical features in males include cardiomyopathy (100%,(More)
The neuronal ceroid-lipofuscinoses are a group of diseases that are characterized by progressive neuroretinal symptomatology, progressive accumulation of autofluorescing waxy lipopigments (ceroid-lipofuscin) within the brain and other tissues, and cerebral atrophy. Juvenile neuronal ceroid-lipofuscinosis, or Batten disease, is a form of neuronal(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective was to identify unique features of the photoparoxysmal response seen in patients with neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis type 2 as compared to patients with a photoparoxysmal response associated with other epilepsy syndromes. METHODS Electroencephalograms from patients with neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis type 2 seen at the authors'(More)
PURPOSE The aims of this study were to evaluate sleep difficulties in children with neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis and to determine the association between the sleep difficulties and the onset of seizures and loss of vision. METHOD We recruited individuals with a confirmed diagnosis of neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis. We obtained information from the(More)