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A widespread epidemic of Zika virus (ZIKV) infection was reported in 2015 in South and Central America and the Caribbean. A major concern associated with this infection is the apparent increased incidence of microcephaly in fetuses born to mothers infected with ZIKV. In this report, we describe the case of an expectant mother who had a febrile illness with(More)
Deposition of conformationally altered proteins prominently characterizes pathogenesis and pathomorphology of a number of neurodegenerative disorders. 2-(1-{6-[(2-[F-18]fluoroethyl) (methyl)amino]-2-naphthyl} ethylidene) malononitrile ([F-18]FDDNP), a hydrophobic, viscosity-sensitive, solvent-sensitive, fluorescent imaging probe has been used with positron(More)
BACKGROUND Since precise diagnostic criteria for atypical and malignant meningiomas (AMMs) were provided for the first time in the 2000 World Health Organization (WHO) criteria, there is only sparse information about possible prognostic factors in the group of AMMs. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prognostic significance of various histological and clinical(More)
An morphological confirmation of neurophysiologically assessed small nerve fibre dysfunction in a patient with Sjögren's syndrome was sought. Conventional motor and sensory nerve conduction studies were normal, while examination of the thermal specific and thermal pain sensitivity and an autonomic nervous system evaluation showed striking abnormalities.(More)
A 35-year-old white male with symptoms of paranoid schizophrenia was treated by psychiatrists for 13 years. During the final year, he developed severe dysphagia, reduced strength of the upper extremity muscles, and cognitive dysfunction. The patient died in his sleep. The only pathology found in coronal brain sections was ill-defined periventricular foci(More)
Survivin is a member of the inhibitor of apoptosis protein family, which is over-expressed in many human cancers. Our aim was to analyse survivin expression in medulloblastoma, its association with aberrant activation of the WNT (wingless) pathway and to test the prognostic significance of survivin expression. We immuno histochemically analysed survivin(More)
OBJECT The aim of this study was to determine the clinicopathological features of patients with intracranial bleeding from unsuspected meningioma and to relate these data to surgery-related outcome. METHODS The authors report on two cases in which hemorrhage of an unsuspected meningioma occurred in the tentorial ridge and in the falx, and they discuss the(More)
AIMS Despite the important prognostic value of brain invasion in meningiomas, little attention has been paid to its massessment, and the parameters associated with brain invasion assessability (identification of brain tissue in the surgical specimen) are not well characterized. The aim of our study was to determine the parameters that are associated with(More)
Current methods for diagnosing transmissible spongiform encephalopathies rely on the degradation of the cellular prion protein (PrP(C)) and the subsequent detection of the protease-resistant remnant of the pathological prion isoform PrP(Sc) by antibodies that react with all forms of PrP. We report on a monoclonal antibody, V5B2, raised against a peptide(More)