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BACKGROUND Extrapontine myelinolysis presenting with extra pyramidal features suggestive of parkinsonism may be a challenging clinical syndrome. Clinicians should maintain their vigilance while correcting electrolyte imbalances, especially with associated co-morbidity. CASE PRESENTATION A 41-year-old woman presented with acute parkinsonism like features… (More)
Transmission of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) from cadaveric growth hormone injections had previously been reported in 7 cases, including one from Britain. As a result, the treatment was abandoned in 1985 and superceded by safer recombinant DNA growth hormone injections. Recent reports now record the number of cases worldwide as 23, but with the… (More)
Acute pulmonary oedema and headache are both common. The former is usually cardiogenic in origin. Severe headache of sudden onset in a young person may be suggestive of subarachnoid headache. We describe a 24-year-old man who presented with headache and pulmonary oedema, finally ascribed to multiple sclerosis. This is the first report of neurogenic… (More)
A patient had transient memory loss for close family members. She could not even recognise their names as familiar. Her everyday memory was relatively preserved and she retained a clear recollection of the episode. Standard and sleep deprived EEG showed a mild abnormality of the left temporal lobe. Neuropsychological testing found evidence for a mild verbal… (More)
We present a case of obstructive sleep apnoea in association with syringomyelia. We describe the successful treatment of the respiratory obstruction by continuous positive airway pressure and then by surgical means. This rare combination of conditions and the management is reviewed.