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UNLABELLED The antiviral molecule acyclovir can be responsible of severe renal dysfunction. Intratubular crystal precipitation of the drug may represent a major pathogenetic mechanism. OBSERVATION A 30-year old, immunocompetent woman was admitted in the neurology unit for a viral meningo-encephalitic syndrome. Intravenous acyclovir was delivered at the(More)
A case of bismuth encephalopathy in a pregnant woman is reported. The neurological picture, characterized especially by myoclonic attacks, is no different from that found in the non-pregnant state. The principal observations are on three points: - the need to think of a toxic origin of convulsions in pregnancy, - the onset of threatened premature labour(More)
The authors describe a case of sub-acute spongiform encephalopathy with an ultrastructural study in a man of 65 with associated dementia, extra-pyramidal syndrome, myoclonia, optical disorders, pyramidal syndrome and speech disorders, rapidly leading to death one and a half months later. Electroencephalograms were at first disorganized with persistent delta(More)
The authors describe the case of a pulmonary interstitial fibrosis, the discovery of which preceeded the skin and muscular manifestations of dermatomyositis which was confirmed by a muscular biopsy. The aetiopathogenesis of the pulmonary disorder is not well known, nevertheless an immunological mechanism demonstrated in the experimental myositis is(More)
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