Vitamin B12 deficiency can cause serious developmental regression, hypotonia and cerebral atrophy in infants. We report a 6-month-old infant, with insidious developmental regression and brain atrophy showed by CT scan, secondarily to vitamin B12 deficiency. His mother was a strict vegetarian and the patient was exclusively breastfed. The clinical symptoms… (More)
Somatosensory evoked potentials were obtained by electrical stimulation of the median nerve in 10 normal subjects at 3 and 30 Hz. At the higher rate of stimulation, a reduction was observed in amplitudes and prolongation of latencies of the N9, N/P13 and N20 components as well as increase of the interpeak latency N9-N/P13. A significant increase between the… (More)
BACKGROUND In this article, the authors described their experience in microvascular decompression for trigeminal neuralgia. METHODS The microvascular decompression technique used in the authors' institution is described in a step by step manner with some illustrative cases as well as a cadaver dissection to highlight the differences with other previously… (More)
Hearing loss is the more frequent sequel of bacterial meningitis in children. This study describes the audiological profile (peripheric and central) of 89 children admitted to the hospital wards with the diagnosis of bacterial meningitis. Those children attended audiological follow up, after their hospital discharge, and were submitted to audiological… (More)
Two cases (siblings) of benign familial chorea are reported. The family's pedigree shows an autosomic dominant form of inheritance with incomplete penetrance. The differential diagnosis is discussed as well a brief literature revision is made.