Jürgen Peiffer

Learn More
The eponym Hallervorden-Spatz syndrome recalls Julius Hallervorden's and Hugo Spatz's original description of this pediatric neurodegenerative disorder. Julius Hallervorden's important contribution to the practice of neuropathology over a long career cannot be underestimated. However, his work as a pathologist during the Third Reich put him in close(More)
The killing of disabled patients with mental diseases during 1939-1945 is regarded as the precursor to the Holocaust. Although known at least since the Nuremberg Doctors Trial (1946-1947), the reception accorded these crimes against humanity varied (and evolved through time) depending on the parties: the old establishment, the younger generation, the(More)
Quantitative data for intratumoral histologic heterogeneity were obtained by investigating ten small and ten large punched samples from 50 unembedded supratentorial gliomas. The 1000 samples were diagnosed according to the World Health Organization (WHO) classification and six histopathologic features associated with malignancy were evaluated (cellular(More)
In an otherwise healthy family three male infants fell ill with microcephaly, hypotonus of the muscles, non-specific hyperkineses, seizures, and rapid mental deterioration. In addition to microdysplasia in the cerebral cortex the main neuropathological findings were the separation of the dentate nucleus into many islets, an atypical band of the inferior(More)
The clinical, biochemical, neuroimaging and neurophysiological findings of eight patients with stiff man syndromes (SMS) [four of six being tested with autoantibodies against glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD)] are presented. In two patients (one GAD-positive, one GAD-negative), transient oculomotor disturbances suggested progressive encephalomyelitis with(More)
A 43-year-old female with adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) is described, who developed spastic tetraparesis, suffered grand mal seizures, and became stuporous and demented during the last 5 years of her life. Computed tomography revealed symmetrical hypodense lesions in the peritrigonal regions. Adrenal insufficiency was not evident except for skin pigmentation.(More)
Maternal chronic ethanol abuse during pregnancy causes malformations of the offspring. Three children (aged 6 months, 9 months, 4 1/2 years) and 3 fetuses (17th, 18th, and 20th gestational week) showed a wide spectrum of disorders ranging from severe dysraphic state, arhinencephaly, porencephaly, agenesis of corpus callosum, a range from hydranencephaly to(More)
The exclusive copyright for all languages and countries, including the right for photomechanical and any other reproduction, also in microform, is transferred to the publisher. The use of registered names, trademarks, etc. in this publication does not imply, even in the absence of a specific statement, that such names are exempt from the relevant protective(More)