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Numerous studies have increasingly suggested that medical history and lifestyle factors could be involved in the increase of cancer risk in adults. The issue whether psychological factors can influence the development of cancer has been discussed for many years. In the field of brain cancer, psychological stress has not so far been investigated. We(More)
INTRODUCTION Acute cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection increases the risk of vascular thrombosis but reports of cerebral venous thrombosis are rare. CASE REPORT We report a 36-year-old woman who presented with a cerebral venous thrombosis and acute CMV infection heralded by a cytolytic hepatitis. Heterozygous factor V Leiden mutation was also identified. The(More)
INTRODUCTION Headache opposite to a blue nevus of the scalp can reveal intra cranial melanotic lesions. CASE REPORT A 25-year-old man caucasian was admitted to hospital for a first generalized tonic-clonic seizure. For six months, he has had episodic frontal-temporal right headache opposite to a blue pigmentary cutaneous congenital lesion in frontal(More)
INTRODUCTION Atropine is a strong antagonist of muscarinic receptors widely used in various diseases because of its anticholinergic action. CASE-REPORT We report here a case of accidental poisoning due to ingestion of atropine eyes drops that caused severe neurologic disorders mimicking an acute stroke. Correct diagnosis was finally made by detecting(More)
INTRODUCTION The increased incidence of malignant primary brain tumors (MPBT) reported in several studies could be due to environmental factors. To estimate the chemical and physical risk factors of these tumors in southeastern France, a pilot case-control study that included all new MPBT cases diagnosed in 2005 in the main brain cancer treatment centers in(More)
BACKGROUND Marchiafava-Bignami disease or corpus callosum necrosis, is an uncommon complication of chronic alcoholism. Prognosis is severe. CASE REPORTS Two young adults with chronic alcoholism who developed Marchiafava-Bignami disease initially improved clinically. DISCUSSION Diagnosis has been facilitated with MRI. An MRI exploration should be(More)
INTRODUCTION Inner ear decompression sickness following scuba diving is not uncommon and the characteristic features of this disorder are acute peripheral vestibular syndrome, sometimes associated with cochlear signs, requiring urgent hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Cerebellar infarction can also mimic isolated peripheral vestibulopathy. CASE REPORT The(More)
Anticonvulsant hypersensitivity syndrome (AHS) is defined by the association of high fever, cutaneous rash and multiorgan-system abnormalities (incidence, one in 1000 to one in 10,000 exposures). Fatal complications are described in 10%. This reaction usually develops 1 to 12 weeks after initiation of an aromatic anticonvulsant. Drug rash with eosinophilia(More)