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PURPOSE The goal of the study was to assess the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of persons with epilepsy (PWE) by using the short form survey 36 (SF-36), to compare it with that of a control group and to detect factors influencing it. METHODS We collected clinical and demographic data and information on health status by using the Arabic translation(More)
Genetic epilepsy with febrile seizures plus (GEFS+) is a familial epilepsy syndrome with extremely variable expressivity. The aim of our study was to identify the responsible locus for GEFS+ syndrome in a consanguineous Tunisian family showing three affected members, by carrying out a genome-wide single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) genotyping followed by(More)
INTRODUCTION Hypothyroidism is frequently associated with different neuromuscular disorders. However myotonia is rarely a revealing feature. CLINICAL CASES Two patients aged 28 and 31 years consulted for a progressive myotonia. Blood and thyroid analysis revealed peripheral hypothyroidism with low FT4 and high TSH levels. Outcome was favorable with(More)
Neurological involvement may be seen in 5-30% of the patients with Behcet's disease (BD). Occasionally, parenchymal neurological involvement in BD can present as a spinal cord syndrome. However, motor neuron disease-like presentation is extremely uncommon. Here we are reporting five patients (all male; median age, 38) fulfilling both International Study(More)
BACKGROUND If the pathophysiology of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) type 1 remains controversial, most authors agree on a combination in varying proportions, a sensitization of peripheral nerves. AIM To describe the state of advances in the physiopathology of complex regional pain syndrome type 1. METHODS Bibliographic research and literature(More)
INTRODUCTION Balo's concentric sclerosis is a rare variant of multiple sclerosis described by Balo in 1928. It is characterized by alternating rings of demyelination and spared myelin. CASE REPORT We report a case of Balo's concentric sclerosis diagnosed by the typical MRI findings of concentric rings of demyelination. Medullar and brain localisation were(More)
Cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis is a rare lipid storage disorder due tocaused by an autosomal recessive inherited defect of the hepatic mitochondrial sterol 27 hydroxylase. It's characterized by accumulation of cholestanol and cholesterol in many tissues, in particular tendons and brain, with tendon xanthomas, juvenile cataracts, and neurological(More)