An autopsy case of HTLV-I associated myelopathy (HAM) was reported. The patient was a 55-year-old man from Kagoshima, who had no history of blood transfusion. He was admitted to our hospital because of muscle weakness of legs and dysuria, which having since one month ago. On admission, he was able to walk with assistance, but his legs were severely spastic,… (More)
In order to elucidate the relationship between certain neuromuscular diseases and gonadal hormones, we measured the levels of serum estrogens and other sex-related hormones. The values were compared with those for age-matched controls. The cases, comprising bulbospinal muscular disease of the Kennedy-Alter-Sung type, Kugelberg-Welander disease, amyotrophic… (More)
A 19-year-old male student who complained of orthostatic syncope and low grade fever was admitted to our hospital and diagnosed acute idiopathic pandysautonomia (AIPD). He had dysesthesia and hypalgesia of his face and the upper part of the level of Th4, slight hypalgesia of the limbs and slightly exaggerated jaw jerk and diminished deep tendon reflexes of… (More)
A 73-year-old man had undergone resection of a lung carcinoma of the right upper lobe in 1987. Post-operative irradiation (40 Gy) was given to the right hilus. In November 1988, recurrence was detected in the trachea. Laser therapy was done in December 1988. From January 9 to February 13 in 1989, irradiation (50 Gy) was given to the mediastinum. From the… (More)
A 67-year-old woman experienced a severe headache and vomiting. A computed tomographic (CT) scan showed a mild subarachnoid hemorrhage. Cerebral angiography revealed a saccular aneurysm at the apex of the basilar artery. Several days later, she noticed mild hemiparesis of the left extremities. She underwent a clipping operation on the aneurysm by… (More)
A case of eosinophilic meningitis is reported, a condition not previously reported from Sri Lanka. We propose Angiostrongylus cantonesis to be the most likely causative agent in this patient.