Emily C de los Reyes

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BACKGROUND La Crosse encephalitis is a mosquito-borne disease that can be mistaken for herpes simplex encephalitis. It has been reported in 28 states but may be underrecognized. METHODS We investigated the manifestations and clinical course of La Crosse encephalitis in 127 patients hospitalized from 1987 through 1996. The diagnosis was established by(More)
Genomic rearrangements involving AUTS2 (7q11.22) are associated with autism and intellectual disability (ID), although evidence for causality is limited. By combining the results of diagnostic testing of 49,684 individuals, we identified 24 microdeletions that affect at least one exon of AUTS2, as well as one translocation and one inversion each with a(More)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Advances in surgical and medical management have dramatically improved the survival of individuals with congenital cardiac anomalies. Various neurologic complications occur in association with congenital heart disease, including cognitive impairment and ischemic stroke. The likelihood of stroke is greatest in individuals with severe structural cardiac(More)