Jean Neil

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BACKGROUND Between October, 2013, and April, 2014, French Polynesia experienced the largest Zika virus outbreak ever described at that time. During the same period, an increase in Guillain-Barré syndrome was reported, suggesting a possible association between Zika virus and Guillain-Barré syndrome. We aimed to assess the role of Zika virus and dengue virus(More)
Lewis-Sumner syndrome (LSS) is a dysimmune peripheral nerve disorder, characterized by a predominantly distal, asymmetric weakness mostly affecting the upper limbs with sensory impairment, and by the presence of multifocal persistent conduction blocks. The nosological position of this neuropathy in relation to multifocal motor neuropathy (MMN) and chronic(More)
Functional imaging of a language task using positron emission tomography was performed as part of the preoperative assessment of a patient with a left supplementary motor area (SMA) tumor. Positron emission tomography scans were obtained during language tasks (verb generation and word reading of visually presented nouns) that normally lead to increased(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Some patients within the spectrum of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathies (CIDP) have distal acquired demyelinating symmetric (DADS) neuropathy, usually associated with anti-myelin-associated-glycoprotein (MAG) IgM monoclonal gammopathy. The aim of this retrospective study was to investigate patients with DADS(More)
BACKGROUND Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) is considered as an acute, immune-mediated polyradiculoneuropathy with different clinical phenotypes arising after viral or bacterial infections, vaccination or surgery. However, in 40% of GBS patients the aetiology remains unknown. In this manuscript, we report the occurrence of GBS in a patient bitten by a snake(More)
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