An 18-year-old man suffered from acute Sydenham chorea appearing coincidently with beta-haemolytic streptococcal throat infection. Imaging techniques documented lesions of basal ganglia and substantia nigra. In the early course of the disease vascular lesions may be important pathogenetic mechanisms of this acquired movement disorder.
Parkinson's disease (PD) is characterized by degeneration of dopaminergic neurons in the basal ganglia, which may be visualized by single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) in combination with the cocaine analog methyl-3-beta-(4-beta[123I]iodophenyl)tropane-2beta-carboxylate ([123I]beta-CIT). The aim of our study was to correlate findings of SPECT… (More)
Fifteen persons from two consecutive generations of one family affected with facio-scapulo-humeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) were clinically and neurophysiologically examined. Diagnostic muscle biopsies were obtained from two members. Linkage analysis showed that all four affected members of the family inherit the same 4q35 haplotype giving a lod score of z… (More)
Thyroglobulin (Tg) is frequently measured in follow-up of patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma. A low stimulated Tg level (<1 ng/ml) associated with normal neck ultrasonography is considered as the most reliable criteria for complete remission in low risk patients. We are reporting a case of pediatric thyroid cancer with diffuse skeletal… (More)
Introduction: Knee joints are commonly involved with various inflammatory and non-inflammatory rheumatic diseases. Radiosynovectomy is being used as a local therapeutic option to alleviate pain and swelling in involved joints. The present study evaluated the effectiveness of radiosynovectomy for treatment of chronic knee synovitis. Methods: Through a search… (More)
We report hemimegalencephaly in a 44-year-old woman with mental retardation, epilepsy and a mild hemiparesis. In addition to typical findings on MRI, 2-deoxy-2[18F]fluorodeoxyglucose positron-emission tomography (PET) demonstrated glucose hypometabolism of the affected hemisphere. The results of PET have been coregistered with morphological information from… (More)
An 80-year old female presented with early stage Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease with clinical, neurophysiological and neuropathological findings suggesting a focal involvement of the brain. HMPAO SPECT disclosed asymmetries of regional cerebral perfusion, thus suggesting that it may be a further diagnostic instrument in this disease.