Maria Jose Bruzzone

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BACKGROUND To report 2 patients with Susac syndrome presenting with acute confusion and abnormal neuroimaging and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) findings, both of whom were initially misdiagnosed. Susac syndrome is a rare, though likely underdiagnosed, endotheliopathy defined clinically by the triad of encephalopathy, branch retinal artery occlusions (BRAOs),(More)
A 79-year-old man, admitted for left knee replacement, complained of right-sided vision loss on postoperative day 3. Examination revealed a right homonymous hemianopsia, fluent speech with semantic paraphasias, and impaired naming and comprehension, with intact repetition. MRI of the brain (figure) showed restricted diffusion affecting the left pulvinar(More)
INTRODUCTION The use of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) offers a wide range of benefits. However, there are evidence in favour of cardiotoxicity, including heart conduction disturbances and congestive heart failure. OBJECTIVE To determine the effects of HCQ in the resting heart rate (RHR) of SLE patients. (More)
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