Marcelo Maroco Cruzeiro

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Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) is a progressive inflammatory disorder of the central nervous system with both poor prognosis and high mortality. The disease has been related to a persistent and aberrant measles virus infection and no effective treatment has been available. We report a case of SSPE with atypical features including seizures at(More)
A 61-year-old hypertensive man sought neurologic consultation due to a 20-year history of a right-sided dull headache of a low frequency, mild intensity, and without additional features. Headache responded to common analgesics and was not bothersome until his brother was diagnosed with cerebral aneurysm. He then pursued a brain vascular neuroimaging study.(More)
Approximately 40% of ischemic strokes have no clearly definable etiology and are termed cryptogenic strokes. Patent foramen ovale, a small communication between the left and right atria, is considered to be a risk factor for cerebral embolism. In this study, we report the case of a 29-year-old woman with diagnosis of ischemic stroke due to patent foramen(More)
Ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) is a rare cause of myelopathy in non-Oriental populations and relatively unrecognized by general practitioners. A case of an Afro-Brazilian 54-years-old woman presenting with tetraparesis due to cervical OPLL is presented. Emphasis is made for the inclusion of OPLL in the differential diagnosis of(More)
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