Max R Lowden

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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)
INTRODUCTION Managing neuropathic pain can be very challenging, with standard medical therapies often providing inadequate relief. It has recently been reported in the literature that statins alleviate neuropathic pain in the rat model. We present a case report in which an above-the-knee amputee achieved relief of his neuropathic stump pain with(More)
A 42-year-old woman had progressive numbness from both feet to mid chest for 2 weeks. Examination showed a sensory level at T8, no weakness, and brisk reflexes throughout. MRI showed T2–T5 dural thickening (figure 1). Testing revealed an elevated sedimentation rate and normal chest x-ray, CSF analyses, and tests for rheumatologic diseases and infections.(More)
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)
Pyridoxine (vitamin B6) toxicity is a well-known cause of primary sensory, length-dependent, axonal polyneuropathy. Although sensory symptoms predominate, autonomic symptoms have also been reported in some cases. To date, there is no objective evidence of autonomic dysfunction reported in the literature. We present the case of a 41-year-old woman with 2(More)