N Ichiba

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In 45 cases of Lennox syndrome treated with ACTH, the immediate and long-term effects and the various factors affecting them were investigated by a follow-up study. 1) Regarding the immediate effect, 23 (51.1%) of the 45 cases became "seizure free" for over 10 days. 2) As to the long-term prognosis of these 23 cases, 10 cases relapsed into Lennox syndrome(More)
To clarify the pathogenesis of mental deterioration in epilepsy, we investigated the intelligence of right-handed epileptic children with right hemispheric dominance of language. On dichotic listening test, all 13 patients with right-handedness, 7 to 20 years of age, showed a left ear dominance suggesting right hemispheric dominance of language. Among 13(More)
A 9-year-old boy manifested acute cerebellar ataxia associated with mumps infection. He developed opsoclonus, myoclonus, tremor, and truncal ataxia 7 days after mumps infection. Lumbar puncture revealed pleocytosis without elevation of protein; ELISA demonstrated an increased IgM titer of cerebrospinal fluid against mumps virus. From these results it was(More)
Two cases with secondary generalized epilepsy whose epileptic attacks disappeared abruptly were reported. Permanent improvement was observed in case 1 with residual state of West syndrome, aged 4 years, after viral pneumonia, both epileptic attacks and epileptic discharges on EEG disappeared more than 3 years. Transient improvement was observed in case 2(More)
To investigate the functional plasticity of the brain in childhood, the speech development, the intelligence test and dichotic listening test were performed on 27 patients who had suffered from hemiplegia under 1 year of age. Among 13 patients with right hemiplegia, 7 to 24 years old, 11 patients showed a left ear dominance suggesting the lateralization of(More)
To investigate the functional plasticity of the brain in childhood, the intelligence and language tests, brain CT and dichotic listening test were performed on 34 patients with hemiplegia. All 13 patients with left hemiplegia, 8 to 37 years old, showed a right ear dominance suggesting the lateralization of language in the left hemisphere. Among 21 patients(More)
To clarify the pathogenesis of mental deterioration in epilepsy, neuropsychological and electroencephalographic studies were performed. Thirty-seven children were classified into two groups: group I consisted of 24 children with mental deterioration during the clinical course of their epilepsy, and group II consisted of 13 children without mental(More)