Gerard Th. A. M. Bots

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An amyloid protein that precipitates in the cerebral vessel walls of Dutch patients with hereditary cerebral hemorrhage with amyloidosis is similar to the amyloid protein in vessel walls and senile plaques in brains of patients with Alzheimer's disease, Down syndrome, and sporadic cerebral amyloid angiopathy. Cloning and sequencing of the two exons that(More)
Clinical and neuropathological findings are reported in 63 patients with hereditary cerebral haemorrhage with amyloid angiopathy. Patients had mostly recurrent strokes, and at least 80% of these were haemorrhages. Almost a third of the patients died within a year of their first and only recorded haemorrhage, half of them within two weeks. This angiopathy(More)
Two unrelated patients with macrocephaly, seizures, and mild cerebellar signs had a dysplastic gangliocytoma of the cerebellum (Lhermitte-Duclos disease). Both also had autosomal dominant Cowden disease as evidenced by facial, oral, and acral papules. In the two families, 9 sibs demonstrated the mucocutaneous lesions, thyroid disease, breast tumors, and(More)
The hypothalamic lateral tuberal nucleus (NTL) was studied in the formalin-fixed brains of five patients with Huntington's disease (HD) and in five age- and sex-matched controls. With the Klüver-Barrera (luxol fast blue/cresyl violet) and hematoxylin and eosin stains the NTL was defined by its cytoarchitectonic characteristics. The nucleus was composed of(More)
This article describes 136 patients with hereditary cerebral haemorrhages; all patients belonged to families (originally) resident in Katwijk (The Netherlands). Cases of hereditary cerebral haemorrhage have also been reported in NW-Iceland, and in the Dutch coastal village of Scheveningen. Katwijk is a Dutch fishing-village, located 20 miles north of(More)
Neurons in the hypothalamic lateral tuberal nucleus (NTL) were counted in 16 Huntington's disease (HD) patients and 12 controls. The control range was 47,500-71,700. In the HD cases the number ranged from 2,800 to 40,600. The log-transformed counts of the HD patients correlated closely with age-at-death (r = 0.66, P less than 0.01) and age-at-onset (r =(More)
Hereditary cerebral hemorrhage with amyloidosis in Dutch patients is an autosomal dominant form of vascular amyloidosis restricted to the leptomeninges and cerebral cortex. Clinically the disease is characterized by cerebral hemorrhages leading to an early death. Immunohistochemical studies of five patients revealed that the vascular amyloid deposits(More)
The clinical and neuropathological findings are reported of two sibs with adult type PMD. Clinical features deviating from the usual pattern included: no psychosis, no measurable dementia, no dwarfism, no microcephaly, no (marked) involuntary movements, but conspicuous generalised muscle atrophy and denervation, impariment of vital and gnostic sensation,(More)
Eleven patients belonging to two generations of a Dutch family with cerebral and cerebellar haemorrhage, haemorrhagic infarction and infarction are described. Their ages varied from 44 to 58 years. The principal clinical characteristics was recurring cerebral haemorrhages, sometimes preceded by a history of migrainous headaches or mental changes. In 4 of(More)