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BACKGROUND Camptocormia, characterised by extreme forward flexion of the thoracolumbar spine and severe stooping in the supine position, seems to be prevalent in Parkinson's disease. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to identify features of parkinsonian camptocormia and to describe the main clinical characteristics of patients with Parkinson's disease(More)
We report a phenotype associated with the Val1589Met substitution in SCN4A gene in a French family which would be better classified as paramyotonia congenita. The proband was a 48-year-old woman, who described muscle stiffness and occasional flaccid weakness, both symptoms being induced by exercise, cold and heat. Severe muscle stiffness affected facial,(More)
STUDY AIMS The sensory symptoms that are reported in restless legs syndrome (RLS) suggest involvement of the peripheral nervous system (PNS) in general and of the small-fibre system in particular. We aimed to study the status of the small-fibre system in primary RLS. PATIENTS AND METHODS We investigated 10 patients with idiopathic RLS (mean time since(More)
INTRODUCTION We report a case of a Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) with subarachnoid hemorrhage and regressive occipital white matter lesions. OBSERVATION A 62-year-old woman developed ascendant progressive paresthesia and weakness of arms and legs, 48 hours after enteritis infection. Neurological examination showed tetraparesia with loss of deep tendon(More)
INTRODUCTION Chronic arsenic toxicity is a global health problem affecting millions of people. Acute arsenic poisoning is less frequent and it is most often lethal. Therefore, its consequences are not well known, more precisely its neurological consequences. OBSERVATION We report a case of Guillain-Barré-like syndrome and encephalopathy after acute(More)
INTRODUCTION Anti-tetanus vaccination is considered to be very safe. However complications such as mononevritis, multinevritis or even polyradiculonevritis can be encountered. OBSERVATION An 85-year-old man was admitted to our unit after a traffic accident caused by stroke. Seventy-two hours later the patient developed tetraplegia within a few hours,(More)
INTRODUCTION Polyneuropathies associated with IgM monoclonal gammopathy were recently recognized. Antibodies can react with glycoproteins such as myelin associated glycoprotein (MAG), or gangliosides containing one sialosyl epitope such as GM1 or several sialosyl epitopes (polysialyted gangliosides) including GD2, GD3, GT1b, GT1a, GQ1b. METHODS We report(More)
A 44 year-old man who underwent radiotherapy for Hodgkin disease in 1987 developed in 1996 pain and calf hypertrophy. Nerve conduction studies were normal and needle electromyography revealed a neurogenic pattern in the L-5 and S-1 roots, predominantly on the left side. An abdominal tomodensitometry revealed a splenic and left renal atrophy. Cerebrospinal(More)
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