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OBJECTIVE To compare the effectiveness of two regimens of albendazole therapy for neurocysticercosis. DESIGN Randomized, double-blind clinical trial. SETTINGS Patients admitted to neurologic wards in Lima, Peru. PATIENTS Adult patients with active neurocysticercosis demonstrated by CT and Western blot (immunoblot). INTERVENTION One week (n = 25)… (More)
Three of 6 patients with spastic paraparesis in Lima, Peru, were found to have antibodies to human T-lymphotropic virus type I (HTLV-I). Blood and cerebrospinal fluid antibodies were confirmed by Western blot analysis. Multilobulated lymphocytes in blood and cerebrospinal fluid of the index case stained with monoclonal antibodies for T-helper cells and for… (More)
Since 1970, 91 patients with Huntington's chorea have been identified in Peru, the majority of them, 42 cases, living in Cañete, a valley 140 km from Lima. The precise origin of the disease is unknown, but these patients are mostly half-bred from a mixture of White and Indian rather than from a mixture of Chinese, Japanese or Black.
BACKGROUND Mutations in PARK2 result in autosomal recessive young onset Parkinson's disease (YOPD). Although there have been a number of reports on the clinical characteristics of PARK2-related PD, there is limited information available on the associated neuropathologic changes. DESIGN We describe the clinical and pathological characteristics of a… (More)