Monica Anselmi

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Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) is a rare rapidly progressive demyelinating disease of the central nervous system caused by reactivation of latent John Cunningham (JC) polyomavirus (JCV) infection. We describe an unusual case of PML in a 54-year-old patient with follicular non-Hodgkin lymphoma who received rituximab plus cyclophosphamide,(More)
The extreme variability of clinical and MRI findings in the suspicion of Devic's disease always requires the detection of specific antibodies (AQP4). MRI scans were performed with a high-field MRI scanner (1.5T General Electric Signa Horizon): the MRI protocol of the brain employed axial DP, T2, T1, FLAIR and DWI weighted images (wi) and coronal T2-wi.(More)
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory CNS disease characterized by multifocal areas of demyelination; usually it arises in young adults, but can also occur in children (under the age of 10) and adolescents (under the age of 18). As in adult, pediatric MS (PMS) diagnosis is based on the demonstration of multiple demyelination episodes separated in time(More)
Low back pain (LBP) is an acute or chronic pain in the lumbar or sacral regions [1], is highly prevalent and has substantial socioeconomic implications [2]. Jensen et al noted that low back pain is the second most common reason that patients seek medical care in the United States and that the estimated annual cost of related medical care is more than $8(More)
Objectives The objective of this study was to evaluate whether proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy and perfusion magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are able to increase diagnostic accuracy in the follow-up of brain gliomas, identifying the progression of disease before it becomes evident in the standard MRI; also to evaluate which of the two techniques has(More)
This condition is a rare anomaly. Combination with other congenital malformations including coarctation of the aorta, double aortic arc, transposition of great vessels and dextrocardia was reported. We performed an MRI evaluation. MRI was first obtained at cardiac level using a gated Black Blood and Cine technique, useful to confirm the enlarged coronary(More)
Subjects with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) present a diminished or blunted emotional response, sometimes called "emotional numbing" (EN), that constitutes one of the central symptoms in PTSD. Symptoms of EN include diminished interest in activities, feeling detached or estranged from others, and restricted range of affect (American Psychiatric(More)
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