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We report a SPECT and PET voxel-based analysis of cerebral blood flow and metabolic rate for glucose in a 23-year-old woman with familial hemiplegic migraine (FHM) caused by ATP1A2 gene mutation. In comparison with healthy subjects, a PET scan showed brain glucose hypometabolism, controlaterally to the hemiplegia, in the perisylvian area early in the attack… (More)
We report a case of acute hepatitis E occurring in a 51-year-old French woman, revealed by an abrupt onset of polyarthritis involving the ankles and knees followed by the wrists and fingers. Polyarthritis lasted up to 3 months without recurrence. Our case was characterised by a 9-month prolonged viraemia with persistence of specific IgM in the serum. The… (More)
Liver involvement is usually a minor manifestation of Kawasaki disease and includes hepatobiliary dysfunction or gallbladder hydrops. We describe here an unusual case of jaundice revealing an adult onset Kawasaki disease. An 18-year-old man presented with abdominal pain and jaundice associated with cholestasis as the initial manifestation of Kawasaki… (More)
Links between Takayasu's arteritis (TA) and tuberculosis are discussed in the literature. We report the case of a Caucasian woman who was first seen for a regressive fever, associated with a normal clinical and chest and abdominal CT-scan examination. A minor granulomatous hepatitis was documented. She had no symptoms for the following four years. A second… (More)
We describe a case of relapsing polychondritis with laryngo-tracheal involvement, occurring after ear piercing in a 39-year-old woman. Polychondritis was clearly time-related to ear piercing. This association draws attention to the risk of relapsing polychondritis during body art practices with cartilage trauma.
The Muckle-Wells syndrome is a rare autosomal dominant disorder belonging to the group of hereditary fever syndromes. The chronic infantile neurological cutaneous and articular (CINCA) syndrome is a systemic inflammatory disorder of unknown etiology with neonatal onset. They are considered as two different entities. We report the case of a 36-year-old man… (More)
INTRODUCTION Ischemic cholangitis in intensive care unit is a recently reported liver disease in patients who have had a prolonged mechanical ventilation and vasopressive drug support for multiple organ deficiency. Prognosis is usually poor and the only life-saving therapy is liver transplantation despite ursodesoxycholic acid treatment. CASE REPORT We… (More)