Noriatsu 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)
On the prevalence day, 2,378 epileptic children were identified. Therefore, the prevalence rate for epilepsy was 8.2 per 1,000. The lowest prevalence rate was 1.2 in children under one year of age, and the highest was 11.0 at five years of age. The rate was higher for males than females. The annual incidence rate for epilepsy was estimated at 145.0 per(More)
  • N Ichiba
  • 1991
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)
  • N Ichiba
  • 1990
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)
To investigate the significance of EEG findings relating to the appearance of psychic symptoms in epileptic children, a clinicoelectroencephalographic study was undertaken on 15 cases with psychotic episodes. 1) Psychotic episodes with hallucination and/or illusion were observed, though rarely, in childhood epilepsy. These seemed liable to occur in temporal(More)