Jason Hockaday

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This report describes an infant diagnosed aged twenty-five months as having glutaric aciduria Type 1 (GA 1). Initial presentation was with isolated macrocephaly at four months of age. Severe hypertonia, and dystonia, within 24 hours of minor head injury occurred at nineteen months of age. Serial cranial imaging showed subdural fluid collections, and(More)
Five patients with Rasmussen's syndrome (sometimes known as smouldering encephalitis), are presented. This rare form of childhood epilepsy is characterized by intractable partial seizures with progressive neurological and mental impairment. Diagnostic brain biopsy shows the histological changes of active encephalitis, consistent with a viral infection.(More)
1. A prospective randomized study of two dietary regimens has been started in newly-diagnosed diabetics to determine their effect on circulating metabolites and on diabetic complications. 2. During the first year of treatment the fasting plasma glucose concentrations on both the low-carbohydrate diet and the high-carbohydrate, modified-fat (MF) diet showed(More)
The authors describe the clinical and electrophysiological features in 2 cases of ponto-bulbar palsy with deafness, and the clinical course and post-mortem findings in a sibling of one of these, who died in infancy, and who appears to have suffered from the same disease. The cases are compared with 17 previously published cases, and the disease is discussed(More)
In a clinical survey the relation between migraine and menstruation was studied in 142 otherwise healthy women. In 24, onset of migraine coincided with the year of menarch. Of the 138 patients in whom onset of migraine predated the menopause, there were only 13 in whom attacks occurred regularly, and only, just before or during menstruation; in a further 11(More)
The incidence and different presentations of basilar migraine are described in a series of 132 children (80 boys, 52 girls) presenting with recurring headache considered to be migraine. Basilar migraine occurred in 29 children, and a further 18 had minor symptoms compatible with but not diagnostic of this form. The course was most often benign, with(More)
A 14-year-old boy with mitochondrial myopathy is described, and the findings on muscle biopsy shown. He presented with mild weakness, and severe exercise intolerance; examination showed ptosis, external ophthalmoplegia and severe muscle wasting. There was a possible family history of a similar disorder. Metabolic study demonstrated severe lactic acidosis on(More)
Plasma cholesterol and serum triglyceride levels and frequency of lipoprotein abnormalities were investigated in 126 untreated maturity-onset diabetics and 126 age- and sexmatched control subjects. Serum triglyceride levels were higher (mean: 1.67 mmol/l) and type IV hyperlipoproteinaemia occurred more frequently (16.7%) in the diabetic group as compared(More)