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Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) is an inflammatory disease of central nervous system characterized by optic neuritis and longitudinally extensive acute transverse myelitis. NMO patients have cognitive dysfunctions but other clinical symptoms of brain origin are rare. In the present study, we aimed to investigate cognitive functions and brain volume in NMO. The(More)
BACKGROUND Charcot first described emotional deficits in multiple sclerosis (MS) in the XIXth century. Despite this early description, there are very few studies about emotions and MS. OBJECTIVES This study aimed at better understanding the emotional process in MS and more specifically recognition of facial emotions and emotional experience. METHODS(More)
Background. Primary Sjögren's syndrome (PSS) is a frequent systemic autoimmune disease. In this study, we aimed to explore the cognitive impairment and the correlations with brain MRI. Methods. Twenty-five patients (mean age 55 ± 11.8 years, 21 females) with PSS were prospectively selected and tested with a French translation of the Brief Repeatable Battery(More)
BACKGROUND Aside from rare case reports, only one study, with 12 patients, has addressed the phenotypic presentation of epilepsy in clinically defined amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI, presumed to correspond to the AD prodromal stage): the authors highlighted a pharmacosensitive non-convulsive partial epileptic syndrome most probably related to the(More)
Seizures can be an early symptom of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and can precede cognitive decline. Early epilepsy in AD can mimic transient epileptic amnesic syndrome (TEAS) or epileptic amnesic syndrome. We report the case of a patient who started a cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)-proven AD with partial seizures and TEAS that secondarily became a cortical posterior(More)
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