I Benavente Aguilar

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An association between limb-girdle muscular dystrophy and autoimmune polyglandular syndrome type 1 (APS1), in three sisters born to consanguineous parents, is presented. The components of APS1 in these patients were hypoparathyroidism, autoimmune adrenal insufficiency, primary hypogonadism and mucocutaneous candidiasis. A muscle biopsy performed on the(More)
A case of Guillain-Barré with unusual autonomic dysfunction at its onset, that consisted of constipation and hypertension, followed by adynamic ileus and flaccid paraparesis with areflexia limited to the lower limbs, is presented. Inappropriate secretion of antidiuretic hormone and hyperprolactinemia were demonstrated, which resolved spontaneously(More)
The case of a 35-year-old woman with diaphragmatic myoclonus of four year duration is presented. The myoclonus deteriorated with anxiety, menstruation and orthostatism. It was frequently accompanied by urinary retention or incontinence. Several pharmacologic agents were shown to be ineffective until the myoclonus was suppressed with a combination of(More)
The authors present a case of adult GM2 gangliosidosis, B1 enzymatic type. The main clinical features found were cerebellar ataxia, proximal lower limb weakness and myokymia. The neurological examination, and the biochemical, electrophysiologic and imaging studies are all described. Decreased activity of the enzyme beta-hexosaminidase A in the metabolism of(More)
A 72-year-old man presented with a chronic illness constituted by muscle rigidity affecting his lower limbs, trunk and neck, either spontaneous or triggered by stimuli, together with a spastic paraparesis, manual amyotrophy and pseudobulbar syndrome. The electrophysiologic study showed continuous motor unit activity integrated by normal motor unit(More)
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