Kongkiat Kulkantrakorn

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Lhermitte-Duclos disease (LDD) is a disorder sometimes referred to as a dysplastic gangliocytoma of the cerebellum. This is a focally indolent growth of the cerebellar cortex in which the folia enlarge due to a profusion of dysplastic cortical neurons and a thickening of the molecular layer. Loss of Purkinje cells and thinning of medullary white matter(More)
Carbamazepine (CBZ) has been reported as the most common culprit drug for Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) in several Asian countries including Thailand. A strong association between HLA-B*1502 and CBZ-induced SJS/TEN has been reported in Han Chinese but not in Caucasian and Japanese populations. A case-control study was(More)
Neurofibromatosis 1 is a common, genetically transmitted neurodevelopmental disorder with a high potential to cause subcortical focal brain lesions. Although seizures occasionally complicate neurofibromatosis 1, they have not been characterized adequately in the disease. Other phacomatoses with attendant subcortical focal brain lesions have been associated(More)
We studied factors associated with quality of life (QOL) among myasthenia gravis (MG) patients in two university hospitals in Thailand: Thammasat University (TU) and Khon Kaen University (KKU). Consecutive MG patients from an outpatient neurology clinic of both sites were enrolled and their clinical variables and QOL by the Short-Form 36 questionnaire were(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the impact of myasthenia gravis (MG) on the quality of life (QOL) of MG patients. MATERIAL AND METHOD QOL was assessed with SF-36 questionnaire. RESULTS Thirty-one patients participating in the present study, 74.2% female, with an average age of 44.9 years old. From the SF-36 questionnaire, emotional well being had the lowest(More)
BACKGROUND GBA mutations are an important risk factor in developing Parkinson's disease (PD) worldwide. The study aimed to determine the frequency and clinical characteristics of GBA mutations in a Thai PD cohort of 480 patients and 395 control subjects. METHODS Direct sequencing of GBA was performed in all early-onset PD patients (EOPD: n = 108) and 100(More)
The aim of this study was to determine if the interval between onset of symptoms to initial electrodiagnostic studies indicates disease progression in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Fifty consecutive patients referred to our neurophysiology laboratory with clinical evidence of ALS were divided into two groups by outcome scores on the ALS Functional(More)
BACKGROUND Phenytoin is one of the most common causative drugs of several types of severe cutaneous adverse reactions (SCAR) such as Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS), toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN), and drug reactions with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS). Genetic polymorphisms of the human leukocyte antigens (HLA) and cytochromes P450 (CYP) have(More)
BACKGROUND To develop and examine the effectiveness of individual 6-month home rehabilitation program in ischemic stroke patients upon disability and quality of life at 2 years. METHODS This is a prospective randomized controlled trial (RCT) in 60 patients with recent ischemic stroke. They were randomly assigned to receive either home rehabilitation(More)