Margaret Jaynes

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Subacute necrotizing encephalomyelopathy (Leigh syndrome) refers to a nebulous disease entity characterized by lactic acidosis, a wide variety a clinical manifestations, and a consistent conglomeration of pathologic findings. Several abnormalities in metabolism have been delineated in association with Leigh syndrome, but many cases have no identified(More)
A 9-month-old male infant was floppy from birth with nonprogressive facial and distal limb weakness and apparently normal mother and father. The facial characteristics and distribution of involvement suggested congenital myotonic dystrophy and the infant, but not the mother, had insertional myotonia in one of four muscles tested. Had the number of CTG(More)
Since the last, 6th, International Congress on Neuronal Ceroid-Lipofuscinoses, neuropathological advances in neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses (NCL) have been made in several areas: (1) In adult NCL (ANCL) lipopigments have now been repeatedly confirmed to contain subunit c of mitochondrial ATP synthase and even sphingolipid activators (saposins). ANCL(More)
To determine when the plantar response becomes reliably flexor in infants, 169 infants underwent serial evaluation from 2 weeks to 12 months of age during routine well-child visits. The plantar response, elicited in a standardized fashion, was extensor in 95.5%, 64.8%, 10.9%, 0.7%, and 0% of the infants at 2, 4, 6, 9, and 12 months, respectively. The(More)
A 33-year-old woman died of biopsy-proven adult neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (NCL) or Kufs' disease marked by fingerprint and curvilinear lipopigments in neural and nonneural cell types. She had never experienced visual impairment or shown electroretinographic abnormalities. At autopsy, her retina appeared intact without degeneration at the(More)
The neonatal plantar response has been reported as extensor in 90% of newborns and flexor in 93% of newborns, leading to uncertainty about its reliability and significance. To determine the normal neonatal plantar response we examined 349 healthy newborn infants, > 32 weeks gestation within 24 hours of birth. A supramaximal noxious stimulus was applied in a(More)