Marilena Cacudi

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The authors describe a 12-year-old boy with dyskinetic (athetoid-dystonic subtype) cerebral palsy and os odontoideum. Dystonic and choreoathetotic components in cerebral palsy are movement disorders that are difficult to treat and cause major disability. Dystonic posturing causes excessive flexion, extension, and rotation of the neck. Repetitive abnormal(More)
Starting from the case of a 12-year-old boy with dyskinetic (athetoid-dystonic subtype) cerebral palsy, the authors apply the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health for Children and Youth (ICF-CY) of the World Health Organization (WHO) as a comprehensive documentation tool to guide the pathway of care and illustrate a(More)
The diagnosis of Moebius syndrome, a rare congenital disorder, is primarily based on congenital facial and abducent nerve palsy. Involvement of other cranial nerves is also common. Occasionally the V, X, XI, and XII cranial nerves are involved, resulting in a difficulty to chew, swallow, and cough, which often leads to respiratory complications. Mental(More)
Sjögren–Larsson syndrome (SLS) is a rare autosomal recessively inherited neurocutaneous disorder caused by mutations in the ALDH3A2 gene that encodes fatty aldehyde dehydrogenase, an enzyme that catalyzes the oxidation of fatty aldehyde to fatty acid. It is characterized by an unusual combination of cutaneous and neurologic signs and symptoms. The authors(More)
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