José López Domínguez

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To the Editor: We have read with special attention the letter of Davous et al. Because the association between hereditary protein S deficiency and cerebral arterial thrombosis is controversial,' we are reporting another case with this same association in which other members of the family were affected by arterial thrombotic diseases. A 44-year-old man was(More)
INTRODUCTION Room tilt illusion is a distorted perception of the spatial distribution of objects due to complex rotations in different planes. This distortion usually occurs in the vertical plane and is usually associated to vertebrobasilar ischemia. The etiology of the phenomenon varies greatly and only rarely corresponds to migraine aura. CASE REPORT(More)
A 45-years-old woman developed palilalia without other neurologic symptoms or signs. Cranial MR and CT scan showed only bilateral thalamic infarcts; the SPECT showed bilateral frontoparietal hypoactivity. We conclude that involvement of the supplementary motor area by diaschisis after bilateral thalamic lesions may produce palilalia.
In young patients episodes of amaurosis fugax usually correspond to processes not related with atherosclerosis of the extracranial vessels such as migraine, cardiac embolism, vasospasm, vasculitis, oral contraceptives or hematologic disease. In 11% of the cases, however, no cause can be found. These idiopathic cases generally have a benign course and their(More)
Familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy type I (FAF-I) is caused by a specific genetic mutation that gives rise to a transthyretin anomaly whose presence in serum constitutes the biochemical marker for this disease. We studied the serum of 7 patients and 16 asymptomatic members of their immediate families using ELISA with FD-6 monoclonal antibody to detect the(More)
Neoplastic lumbosacral plexopathy is a frequent and disabling complication in subjects with cancer. Its clinical presentation is characterized by pain, muscle weakness, sensory complaints in one or occasionally both limbs associated with the tumoral symptoms. The presence of autonomic symptoms is less frequent; one of these is the "hot and dry foot". We(More)