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Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a rare disorder caused by prions that can affect any part of the central nervous system. It is characterized by a long incubation period, but once symptoms start there is a progressive neurological decline. Clinical features include dementia, ataxia and myoclonus (startle), among others. We report a biopsy-proven case of… (More)
UNLABELLED Myoadenylate deaminase deficiency is noted in skeletal muscles. It generally presents with exertional myalgias, fatigue and weakness. We present a patient who complained of constant pain unrelated to activity with biopsy finding consistent of myoadenylate deaminase deficiency. KEYWORDS Myoadenylate deaminase deficiency; Myalgia; Pain.
Mucormycosis is a fungus that exhibits angiocentric growth and can cause a thrombotic arteritis. Infection with this organism is uncommon and cerebral involvement is most often secondary to direct invasion through the paranasal sinuses. Here, we present a case of mucormycosis with cerebral involvement without sinus disease, which resulted in ischemic stroke… (More)