Javier Servan

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The aim of this work was to study the role of HIV replication and the role of endogenous secretion of interferon-alpha in the pathogenesis of AIDS Dementia Complex (ADC). To accurately establish the diagnosis of ADC, 39 consecutive HIV-positive patients who presented with immune and intellectual deficiency underwent an extensive neurological evaluation.(More)
Spoken language disorders are rarely mentioned in superficial infarction of the posterior cerebral (PCA) territory. Two clinical types have been reported: transcortical sensory and amnesic aphasia. Between 1979 and 1990, we studied retrospectively 76 patients suffering from an occipitotemporal infarction located in the superficial territory of the posterior(More)
A 59-year-old patient progressively developed dementia, hallucinations and facial dyskinesia. Brain T and T2-weighted MRI images showed low signal intensity on basal ganglia specially striatum, posterior thalamic and dentate nuclei. He had no evidence of ceruloplasmin and a high level of ferritin in the serum. Liver biopsy confirmed accumulation of iron in(More)
INTRODUCTION Annually, approximately 120,000 people in France have a stroke. Various controlled studies have pointed out the benefits of treatment in a stroke unit (SU). The objective of this study was to evaluate, from a medical point of view, the economic impact of the Pontoise Hospital SU. PATIENTS AND METHODS Based on the national cost study (NCS(More)
This paper reports the clinico-pathological data in a French family with orthochromatic leukodystrophy. The parents were first cousins and had seven children. Among those, two sisters and one brother presented with neurological signs, with onset around the 5(th) decade, including a dementing syndrome of frontal type, a tetrapyramidal syndrome, seizures,(More)
This study was performed in the psychiatric emergency unit of René-Dubos General Hospital (Pontoise, France). Two cases of female patients with motor deficiencies suggesting a diagnosis of conversion disorder because of preceding psychological stressors and lability of symptoms, are presented. In both cases, the diagnosis was reconsidered after the use of(More)
A partial syndrome of hemisphere disconnection was observed in a 63 year-old woman, following an anterior and middle corpus callosum infarct on MRI. Notably, we found left ideomotor apraxia, diagonistic apraxia, left-year extinction on dichotic listening, but no left-hand anomia nor left visual field anomia. A left tactile extinction in dichaptic condition(More)