Manuel J Somoza

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BACKGROUND Most studies carried out in Latin America have shown greater rates of epilepsy and generalized seizures than those observed in developed countries, in spite of lower numbers of patients receiving treatment. To date, studies in Argentina have been insufficient to establish true prevalence. OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of epilepsy in(More)
BACKGROUND Epidemiological data on Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) from Latin America are limited. We present a comprehensive epidemiological survey on CJD patients in Argentina based on systematic surveillance between 1997 and 2008. METHODS A CJD Surveillance Referral Center (SRC) was established in Argentina in 1997; previously a Neuropathology Referral(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies in special schools have shown a high prevalence of epilepsy, which is strongly associated with cerebral palsy and severe mental retardation. The conditions regulating school placement have also been described in those studies. In the City of Buenos Aires, information is known only for mainstream schools. OBJECTIVE To determine(More)
The Argentine hemorrhagic fever (AHF) is an infectious disease, endemo-epidemical, of viral etiology, produced by the Junin virus and limited to the Buenos Aires Province, South of Córdoba, East of La Pampa, and South of Santa Fe. It generally assails rural workers at harvest-time, especially during corn-harvest. The incubation period of the disease does(More)
Ten patients treated with vincristine were submitted for electrophysiological examination. It was investigated the number of motor units within the thenar muscle following a technique described previously (Sica et al. - 1974); motor and sensitive conduction velocities as well as motor distal latencies in the median nerve were studied following conventional(More)