Kathrin Husmann

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Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a degenerative neurological disorder caused by a prion protein. The diagnosis may be challenging in unusual early presentations. A bulbar symptom as the initial complaint is a rare presentation for CJD, with only a few reports so far. These patients can be misdiagnosed with motor neuron disease or the Miller Fisher variant(More)
A registry for the documentation of rheumatic diseases has been developed at the University of Düsseldorf. For 3 years more than 450 parameters for each patient have been documented, checked, and stored in a data bank. The registry has made a definite improvement in the diagnosis and long-term follow-up of rheumatic diseases. The use of special statistical(More)
INTRODUCTION We present a case report in a patient with severe, recurrent, thunderclap with computed tomography (CT) evidence of subarachnoid blood and negative work-up for aneurysm. This case is an example of Call-Fleming syndrome with subarachnoid hemorrhage in which transcranial Doppler (TCD) was used for monitoring of cerebral vasoconstriction when(More)
The positive demonstration of ds-DNA in a particular concentration is a diagnostic criterium for systemic lupus erythematosus. The most commonly used test at present has the disadvantage that radioactively marked substances are required. Thus a test method was developed for the laser nephelometer which is simple and which detects the antigen-antibody(More)