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Familial idiopathic basal ganglia calcification (IBGC, Fahr disease) is an inherited neurologic condition characterized by basal ganglia and extra-basal ganglia brain calcifications, parkinsonism, and neuropsychiatric symptoms. The authors examined six families for linkage to the previously identified genetic locus (IBGC1) located on chromosome 14q. The(More)
OBJECT Hemangiopericytomas are a rare type of brain tumor that are very similar to meningiomas in appearance and symptoms but require different treatment. It is not normally possible to distinguish between them by using magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and computerized tomography studies. However, discrimination may be possible by using in vivo MR(More)
We report on a case of double stent implantation in the left main coronary artery due to collapse of the first implanted stent. The case illustrates a complication of stenting presumably dictated by the specific characteristics of left main disease, and the feasibility and good long-term results of double stenting in this situation.
The rise of imported malaria cases and the high fatality rate in Europe make the search for new and easy diagnostic methods necessary. Rapid diagnosis tests (RDTs) are, in part, developed to cover the lack of diagnosis experience. Unfortunately, our data suggest that the accuracy of RDTs is insufficient and could increase the number of incorrect malaria(More)
Changes in concentrations of IgM and IgG antibodies to Brucella were monitored for at least 13 mo by an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) in 52 patients with culture-positive brucellosis. Two main patterns were observed. After an initial peak, 29 patients (56%) had a steady drop in their IgG levels, whereas 23 (44%) had more than one peak over time.(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of primary Helicobacter pylori resistance, and to investigate the relationship with factors such as age and sex. During 1998, 106 H. pylori strains collected from dyspeptic patients who had had no previous H. pylori treatment were studied. The minimun inhibitory concentrations of metronidazole,(More)
In 1989 Faden and Dryja [4] reported the isolation of unknown gram-positive cocci from middle ear fluid collected by tympanocentesis in children with persistent otitis media. They suggested these bacteria played a role in causing chronic otitis media due to their intracellular location and the presence of inflammatory cells in the effusions. Aguirre and(More)
Previous studies have demonstrated a high prevalence of seropositivity to the Ani s 1 protein in dyspeptic patients with Helicobacter pylori infection, but it is not known whether this represents episodes of anisakiasis misdiagnosis or previous exposure to the parasite without clinical relevance. To investigate the clinical significance of seropositivity to(More)