James M Mackenzie

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Idiopathic or primary angiitis of the CNS (PACNS) and cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) are unusual vasculopathies generally regarded as unrelated disorders. A few case reports have, however, described granulomatous angiitis in patients with sporadic, amyloid beta peptide (Abeta)-related CAA. Here we describe the clinical, neuroradiological and(More)
Hereditary diffuse leukoencephalopathy with spheroids (HDLS) is an autosomal-dominant central nervous system white-matter disease with variable clinical presentations, including personality and behavioral changes, dementia, depression, parkinsonism, seizures and other phenotypes. We combined genome-wide linkage analysis with exome sequencing and identified(More)
The pathological distinctions between the various clinical and pathological manifestations of frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD) remain unclear. Using monoclonal antibodies specific for 3- and 4-repeat isoforms of the microtubule associated protein, tau (3R- and 4R-tau), we have performed an immunohistochemical study of the tau pathology present in 14(More)
A feather-degrading culture was enriched with isolates from a poultry waste digestor and adapted to grow with feathers as its primary source of carbon, sulfur, and energy. Subsequently, a feather-hydrolytic, endospore-forming, motile, rod-shaped bacterium was isolated from the feather-degrading culture. The organism was Gram stain variable and catalase(More)
Meier-Gorlin syndrome (ear, patella and short-stature syndrome) is an autosomal recessive primordial dwarfism syndrome characterized by absent or hypoplastic patellae and markedly small ears¹⁻³. Both pre- and post-natal growth are impaired in this disorder, and although microcephaly is often evident, intellect is usually normal in this syndrome. We report(More)
DNA from malignant cells is present in the serum/plasma of cancer patients and DNA from this source is amenable to analysis by polymerase chain reaction (PCR). In the present study, we evaluated whether Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) DNA is present in the serum of patients with EBV-associated Hodgkin's disease (HD). Using conventional PCR, EBV DNA was detected in(More)
A case of inflammatory pseudotumour of the thoracic spine is reported. There appears to be only one previous report of a spinal case. The patient, a 58-year-old woman, presented with symptoms and signs of spinal cord compression indistinguishable from those due to extradural tumour. The radiological, operative and pathological findings are presented(More)
There is epidemiological evidence that infection may play a role in the etiology of childhood leukemia in particular common B cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia. A panel of 20 leukemic samples (panel 1) was examined for the presence of four lymphotropic herpesviruses using conventional molecular techniques. A second independent panel of 27 leukemic(More)
Congenital absence of pain perception is a rare phenotype. Here we report two unrelated adult individuals who have a previously unreported neuropathy consisting of congenital absence of pain with hyperhidrosis (CAPH). Both subjects had normal intelligence and productive lives despite failure to experience pain due to broken bones, severe cold or burns.(More)
The diagnosis of Hirschsprung's disease relies upon histology and acetylcholinesterase histochemistry of the enteric neural plexi. A distinctive neurofilament protein staining pattern has been claimed in Hirschsprung's disease. We studied 10 colons affected by Hirschsprung's disease, together with appropriate controls using antibodies to neurofilament(More)