Gianna Bertani

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Complex tics have been widely reported in literature, especially in children with Tourette syndrome. We describe the case of a fracture line of both peroneal bones in a 13-year-old child with Tourette syndrome and obsessive-compulsive disorder. He was admitted to our hospital because of pain in his legs. Radiography showed fractures of both peroneal bones,(More)
This article presents a 6-year-old girl who developed acute unilateral third cranial nerve palsy in the absence of any other sign of central nervous system involvement. Raised titers of immunoglobulin M antibodies against GM1, GD1a, and GD1b ganglioside components were demonstrated. Ten days earlier, the girl had experienced acute gastroenteritis with(More)
Epilepsy is the most common and serious neurological symptom in ring chromosome 14 syndrome, also characterised by mild dysmorphisms, acquired microcephaly, cognitive impairment, hypotonia and ocular abnormalities. Typically, early-onset, polymorphous and drug-resistant seizures are reported. Status epilepticus has not been previously reported. We describe(More)
BACKGROUND Guillain-Barré syndrome is the most frequent cause of flaccid paresis in Western countries. Moreover, CMV infection is the most common antecedent viral infection in adult patients and the presence of specific IGM antiganglioside antibodies is often identified. Instead, Guillain-Barré syndrome following CMV infections is rarely reported in(More)
BACKGROUND Mutations in the gene PRRT2 have been identified in a variety of early-onset paroxysmal disorders. To date associations between PRRT2 mutations and benign myoclonus of early infancy have not been reported. CLINICAL REPORT We describe a baby affected by PRRT2 mutation and benign infantile epilepsy, with an episode of focal status epilepticus.(More)