J Martínez-Mata

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Recent experimental studies and one clinical case have suggested that grafting tissue from the adrenal medulla into the brain may ameliorate the signs of Parkinson's disease. We describe the treatment of two young patients (35 and 39 years old) with intractable and incapacitating Parkinson's disease, in whom fragments of the adrenal medulla were(More)
The distribution of HLA-DR antigens was investigated in 38 Mexican Mestizo patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) and in 100 healthy controls belonging to the same population. IgG, IgM, IgA, CH50, C3, C4 and the number of T and B lymphocytes were also evaluated in the patients. Only DR3 was significantly increased in the patients (Yates' chi 2 = 9.943,(More)
The clinical features of 16 males and 2 females with hypokalemic periodic paralysis (HPP) are presented. Five patients had familial HPP, 4 thyrotoxic HPP and 9 sporadic disease. The age of onset ranged from 6 to 42 years. Clinical pictures varied from paraparesis to severe quadriplegia. The disease onset was earlier in familial HPP (p < 0.05) while sporadic(More)
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