José Chacón Peña

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We describe a family and three sporadic cases of startle disease, or hyperekplexia. Sudden unexpected noises caused the patients to fall rigidly, often injuring themselves but retaining consciousness. This unusual entity differs from startle epilepsy and cataplexy. Clonazepam proved ineffective in three patients. Valproic acid, 5-hydroxytryptophan, or(More)
Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is a vasculitis which involves in a systemic fashion the mean and medium sized arteries. Intracranial vessels are exceptionally involved. Thus, stroke is an uncommon complication. We report a patient with typical GCA with blindness due to occlusion of the central artery of the retina, who developed an imitation and utilization(More)
Continuous subcutaneous apomorphine infusion (CSAI) is, at present, an alternative option for advanced Parkinson's disease (PD) with motor fluctuations. We studied the evolution of patients with PD and severe motor fluctuations long-term treated with CSAI. We reviewed data from 82 patients with PD (mean age, 67 +/- 11.07; disease duration, 14.39 +/- 5.7(More)
Isolated trochlear nerve palsy as a presenting feature of primary polycythemia rubra vera. ଝ Baclofeno intratecal para el tratamiento de la distonía durante el embarazo: un caso clínico Dear Editor: Baclofen is an anti-spasmodic drug and muscle relaxant indicated for treating spasticity. 1,2 The exact mechanism of action is unclear, although it is believed(More)
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