F-Z Boulaajaj

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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)
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 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)
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 The spinal localization is rare for neurosarcoidosis (0.43 percent of cases) but can be the inaugural manifestation of the disease. We report two cases of spinal neurosarcoidosis in a 57-year-old man and a 43-year*old woman with uneventful past medical histories. Both presented progressive myelopathic features. METHODS Magnetic resonance(More)
Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) in children is rare and treatment is based primarily on intravenous immunoglobulins or oral corticosteroids. Boluses of methylprednisolone (MP) are a possible alternative. We report 3 cases of CIDP in children with good outcome after MP pulse therapy. One male (7 years of age) and 2 females (4 and 5(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)