Malgorzata Siger-Zajdel

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We performed a double-blind, placebo-controlled study to evaluate the efficacy of low and high dose of intravenous immunoglobulins (IVIG) in relapsing/remitting (RR) multiple sclerosis (MS). Patients (n = 49) with clinical definite RR MS were randomly allocated to three groups and treated with 0.2 g/kg (n = 17) or 0.4 g/kg (n = 15) once a month of IVIG and(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess differences in magnetisation transfer ratio (MTR) analysis of normal appearing white matter (NAWM) in patients with familial multiple sclerosis (MS) and those with sporadic MS. METHODS 10 patients with familial MS, 10 patients with sporadic MS, and 10 healthy subjects were included in the study. Groups were matched according to the(More)
The presence of normal-appearing brain tissue (NABT) changes was investigated in 30 first-degree relatives of patients with MS, using magnetization transfer ratio (MTR) histograms. When compared with controls, relatives of patients with familial (p = 0.01) and sporadic (p = 0.01) MS had lower NABT MTR histogram peak heights. This study suggests a reduction(More)
Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy of normal appearing white matter (NAWM) was performed in 25 first-degree relatives of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). In relatives of MS patients, insignificant trends in the NAA/Cho ratio (to be lower) and in the Cho/Cr ratio (to be higher) were found when compared with healthy controls. These results(More)
The authors report on a 32-year-old man with common variable immunodeficiency and high signal intensity in basal ganglia on T1-weighted images. No signal alteration on T2-weighted and postcontrast images was observed. The patient had elevated levels of manganese in the serum. The authors conclude that the unusual hyperintensity in the basal ganglia area on(More)
Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) is a hereditary disease related to abnormalities in the structure and function of peroxisomes. The nature of disorder arises from defective process of beta-oxidation of very-long-chain fatty acids and their accumulation in various organs. ALD may present as a few phenotypes urologic symptomatology of which depends on proportions(More)
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