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We treated a married couple who developed Mycoplasma pneumonia at the same time, and whose clinical courses and serum soluble interleukin-2 receptor (sIL-2R) levels were markedly different. The 30-year-old wife developed acute respiratory failure and her sIL-2R levels were extremely increased. After pulse therapy, her clinical state was improved, with a(More)
Patients with cerebellar infarction frequently make an excellent functional recovery. However, the mechanisms of functional recovery from cerebellar infarction remain unclear. Thus, functional MRI was used to investigate these mechanisms in six right-handed patients with complete recovery after cerebellar infarction, and nine right-handed normal subjects.(More)
We describe the case of a 36-year-old woman who developed acute encephalo-myelitis after acute viral hepatitis type B. She was admitted to the hospital with a history of general malaise and nausea of 5 days duration. Her serum showed high transaminase levels and positive HBs-Ag and increased IgM HBc-Ab titers. She had urinary dysfunction, myoclonus and(More)
Hashimoto encephalopathy has a wide clinical spectrum with various neuropsychiatric features. The detection of anti-thyroid antibodies in patient sera is helpful, but alone not sufficient for the diagnosis of Hashimoto encephalopathy because of the high prevalence of antibodies in the normal population. Here, a patient with Hashimoto encephalopathy, who(More)
We report a 55-year-old man with a chief complaint of wasting and weakness of the left quadriceps muscle. At age 54, he noticed difficulty in running and weakness in the left thigh, which gradually progressed. On the first admission to our hospital, based on the nerve conduction studies (NCS), the muscle biopsy findings showing neurologenic changes, and no(More)
The motor mechanisms of a patient with unilateral hand clumsiness in the early stages of akinetic-rigid syndrome were assessed by functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Movements of the unaffected hand produced activation in the contralateral sensorimotor cortex (SMC) and ipsilateral SMC and superior parietal lobule (SPL). The affected hand activated(More)
The patient was a 63-year-old woman who presented with slowness of speech after cerebral infarction. Diffusion-weighted MR images and investigations of cerebrospinal fluid showed abnormal values, and the patient was diagnosed as having sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease(CJD). This is an intractable disease and affects one in one million people; it(More)