Franz Reisecker

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The article describes the development of symptoms in a 40-year-old female patient who is a symptomatic carrier of X-linked adrenoleucodystrophy (ALD). ALD is characterized by impaired peroxisomal beta-oxidation of very long chain fatty acids and is associated with mutations of the ALD gene, resulting in a defective peroxisomal membrane-transport protein.(More)
Since multiple sclerosis (MS) and autoimmune thyroiditis (AIT) are presumed to be of autoimmune origin the correlation of these two diseases is of special interest. The aim of this study was to determine whether there are differences in the prevalence of thyroid disease with special emphasis on AIT compared with MS and normal subjects and whether the(More)
Serum levels of dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS), known to antagonize metabolic effects of glucocorticoids in animals, and cortisol (CRT), already shown to be related to cognitive dysfunction in man and animals, were measured in 11 drug-free male subjects with definite Huntington's chorea (HC) and in 25 age-matched male normal controls. Statistical(More)
12 patients suffering from essential blepharospasm were treated by injection of 4 ng botulinum toxin A into the Musculus orbicularis oculi of each eye. The effect was followed up over a period of 6 weeks by means of a subjective rating scale, a visual function score and a score for the overall clinical impression. After 4 days an improvement was observed in(More)
The Austrian Alzheimer Society developed evidence-based guidelines based on a systematic literature search and criteria-guided assessment with subsequent transparent determination of grades of clinical recommendation. The authors evaluated currently available therapeutic approaches for the most common forms of dementia and focused on diagnosis and(More)
34 patients with focal dystonias (13 with essential blepharospasm, 3 with Meige's syndrome, 2 with hemifacial spasm, 16 with spasmodic torticollis) were treated with botulinum type A toxin. 4 ng of botulinum type A toxin per eye were applied in the M. orbicularis oculi as first injection in the 18 patients without spasmodic torticollis. The 16 patients with(More)
Huntington's disease (HD) is a relentlessly progressive neuropsychiatric disorder with an underlying autosomal dominantly inherited genetic defect. Classical antipsychotics (i.e. phenothiazines or butyrophenones) are the most used medication to reduce the (probably dopamine-born) choreiform hyperkinesias. Ziprasidone is the latest of a new class of atypical(More)
To the Editor: In Ͼ95% of patients suffering from clinically unambiguous multiple sclerosis (MS), oligoclonal IgG can be detected in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) (1, 2). Isoelectric focusing is the most sensitive method for detecting oligo-clonal bands (OCBs) (1), whereas agarose gel electrophoresis is reported to detect OCBs in ϳ80% of cases (2). A commercial(More)