F-Z Boulaajaj

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Neurological manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus are frequent and polymorphic. Their frequency varies according to authors (24-75p.cent). Central nervous system complications predominate; peripheral features are rare, classically symmetrical polyneuropathy, multiple mononeuropathies or cranial nerve involvement. We report a case of a 48-year-old(More)
Five cases of radiation myelopathy were found in a total of 10,000 cases given radiotherapy from 1968 to 1977. The clinical presentation and treatment details including the total dose, treatment volume, number of fractionations, overall time, and the RET value at the spinal cord were calculated and compared with other reports on this subject. The total(More)
INTRODUCTION Optic neuromyelitis or Devic's syndrome associates optic neuritis and myelitis. It can have a monophasic or relapsing course. The limits of this entity remain controversial. METHODS We analyzed the results of a retrospective series of Moroccan patients with Devic's syndrome defined on the basis of Wingerchuk's criteria. RESULTS Six women(More)
INTRODUCTION Parry-Romberg syndrome is a clinical entity consisting of progressive hemifacial atrophy appearing at a young age. This syndrome has features of linear scleroderma 'en coup de sabre'. The aetiology of this affection is poorly understood. A number of neurologic disorders associations have been reported particularly seizures. CASE REPORT We(More)
Acute organophosphate poisoning, whether accidental or suicidal, is frequent in developing countries and produces significant morbidity and mortality. Organophosphates inhibit cholinesterase activity at the neuromuscular junction and cause extensive muscle paralysis, particularly for respiratory function. Poisonings evolve in three stages: cholinesterase(More)
Sjögren-Larsson syndrome is a very rare inherited neurocutaneous disorder caused by a deficiency of microsomal enzyme fatty aldehyde dehydrogenase (FALDH). The authors report a case of typical Sjögren-Larsson syndrome in a 7-year-old Moroccan child who presented with classical symptoms (congenital ichthyosis, mental retardation, and spastic paraparesis) and(More)
INTRODUCTION Optic neuromyelitis or Devic's syndrome is a very rare disease affecting the optic tracts and the spinal cord. Its association with evolving pulmonary tuberculosis has been reported in a handful of case reports. CASE REPORT The authors report two cases of Devic's syndrome associated pulmonary tuberculosis (48 and 43 years old men). The First(More)
INTRODUCTION The respective roles of hypocalcemia and intracerebral calcifications in the occurrence of various neurological manifestations in hypoparathyroidism is not entirely clear. Nevertheless, therapeutic and prognostic implications are important. OBJECTIVES We analyze the neurological clinical aspects observed in hypoparathyroidism and correlate(More)
INTRODUCTION Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) in children is relatively rare and treatment is based primarily on intravenous immunoglobulins or oral corticosteroids. Boluses of methylprednisolone (MP) are a seldom used alternative. CASE REPORT We report the case of an 8-year-old child, first presented at the age of 3 years, with(More)