Kotoko Suzuki

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We measured anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) autoantibody levels and assessed B cell subsets using multicolor flow cytometry of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from a recurrent anti-NMDAR encephalitis case to evaluate the effectiveness of rituximab treatment. Rituximab depleted CD20(+) fractions of naïve and memory B cell subsets and(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate factors influencing the efficacy and safety of intravenous immunoglobulins (IVIG) therapy for West syndrome. METHODS We investigated seizure outcomes in 70 patients who received IVIG treatment for West Syndrome during the first 3months after the onset of epileptic spasms. IVIG was administered for 3 consecutive days (initial IVIG(More)
A 3-year-old boy with normal development presented with acute cerebellitis at one year and 10 months of age. His truncal ataxia resolved without treatment. He experienced a relapse of truncal ataxia and atonic seizures at 2 years and one month of age. Five months later, he experienced myoclonic atonic seizures. By 3 years of age, the truncal ataxia had(More)
PURPOSE We investigated whether benign infantile seizures can be diagnosed in the acute phase. METHODS We retrospectively analyzed the medical records of 44 patients initially diagnosed with acute phase benign infantile seizures. All patients were followed for more than 12 months, and we reviewed patients' psychomotor development and presence or absence(More)
Electron-microscopic findings on a brain biopsy in a 9-year-old male affected by juvenile lipidosis are reported. Two types of neuronal cytosomes were discribed: lamellar concentric bodies, resembling membranous cytoplasmic bodies, and polymorphous complex bodies, unit membrane bound including various material, mostly resembling lipofuscin. The same storage(More)
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