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The aetiology of sporadic ALS is still unknown. Links with several environmental factors have been suggested, and some epidemiological studies have shown an increased incidence of ALS in rural populations. This study was designed to investigate risk exposures in a well-delimited rural population and to assess whether rural residency or occupations, such as(More)
A 60-year-old woman presented with a 1-week progressive limb weakness and an areflexic tetraparesis. Both neurophysiological and cerebrospinal fluid examinations were consistent with diagnosis of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) and a treatment by intravenous immunoglobulin over a 5-day period was started. At the end of the treatment, the patient suffered from(More)
Tangier disease (TD) (OMIM#205400) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder resulting from mutations in the ABCA1 gene, leading to decreased levels of plasma high-density lipoproteins (HDL). Peripheral neuropathy is a common finding in this disease, and may present as relapsing/remitting mono/polyneuropathies or as syringomyelia-like neuropathy. We(More)
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