Mitsuyoshi Ayabe

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OBJECTIVE Non-herpetic acute limbic encephalitis (non-herpetic ALE) is regarded as a new subgroup of limbic encephalitis. In the present study, clinical findings and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) cytokines in patients with non-herpetic ALE were investigated. PATIENTS AND METHODS For adult inpatients in our hospital and related hospitals from 1996 to 2001,(More)
The therapeutic effect of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) on clinical performance was assessed by a double-blind study in 9 patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Nine other patients underwent sham stimulation as controls. The modified Hoehn and Yahr (H&Y) staging scale, the Schwab and England Activities of Daily Living (ADL) scale, and(More)
We reported four cases of acute encephalitis, in which MRI abnormalities localized in the limbic system. In the four cases, fever and consciousness disturbance were commonly found and convulsive seizures appeared in three. Within 10 days, their consciousness level became clear, but severe amnestic syndrome remained as sequela. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) at(More)
OBJECTIVE Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), a lymphotropic herpes virus causing infectious mononucleosis (IM), also causes various central nervous system (CNS) infections. In the present study, EBV CNS infections were investigated. PATIENTS AND METHODS For adult inpatients in our hospital and related hospitals between 1984-2002, CNS syndromes with IM symptoms(More)
Heterozygous point mutations in the coding region of the human glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) gene have been reported in patients with various forms of Alexander disease (AD). We report a case of genetically confirmed adult-onset AD with palatal myoclonus, pyramidal tract signs, cerebellar signs, and marked atrophy of the medulla oblongata and(More)
We describe a 53-year-old man with herpes simplex virus (HSV) brainstem encephalitis diagnosed based by positive HSV immunoglobulin M antibodies from cerebrospinal fluid. The MRI findings of this case had three unique features. First, the lesions were symmetrical. Second, the lesions may have been associated with reactivation of HSV infection in the region(More)
Two cases of spinocerebellar ataxia type 14 (SCA14) with a G128D mutation in the protein kinase C gamma gene (PRKCG) without a definite family history have been reported previously. Here, we describe the first familial cases of SCA14 with a G128D mutation in PRKCG. Among three family members, the chief complaints varied and included ataxic gait, cervical(More)
Six patients unexpectedly presented with Japanese encephalitis (JE) from early August to mid-September 2002 in the Chugoku district of Japan. The mean age was 67.5 years (range 42 - 89 years); the onset period in two patients shifted to the middle of September. The JE virus was isolated from the cerebrospinal fluid samples from two patients, and the strain(More)