INTRODUCTION Clinical manifestations of syphilis are highly variable, and currently on the rise. We report five cases of ischemic stroke related to neurosyphilis. CASE REPORT The cases of five men aged 37, 34, 41, 42 and 44 years are reported. A notion of a genital chancre was noted in three. The clinical presentation was typical of ischemic stroke in… (More)
We report a case of Miller-Fisher syndrome with ophthalmoplegia, ataxia and areflexia. The main characteristics of this case were bilateral optic neuropathy and ponto-mesencephalic abnormalities on MRI. This case confirms the possible central neurologic localisation in this rare syndrome.
Sneddon syndrome is an association of livedo racemosa and cerebrovascular ischemic events generally occurring in young adults. This is an uncommon chronic progressive arterio-occlusive disorder of unknown cause involving small and medium sized vessels. We report four cases. One case was disclosed by cerebral hemorrhage. One pathogenic hypothesis suggests… (More)
Xeroderma pigmentosum is a genodermatosis with neurological manifestations in approximately 18p. 100 of cases. Polymorphous and variably associated signs are observed, progressing with the clinical course. The etiology of the neurological breach remains unknown. We report two siblings who had xeroderma pigmentosum with intellectual deficiency, a pyramidal,… (More)
We report two cases of brainstem tuberculomas with favorable outcome after medical treatment alone. Tuberculomas should be suspected in all cases presenting space-occupying lesions of the brainstem.
Three patients aged 32, 30 and 36 years, had chicken pox then developed acute cerebellar ataxia (for two) and acute polyradiculoneuritis. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) protein content was increased and varicella virus serology was positive in both blood and CSF. All three patients improved with aciclovir.
We report a clinical association of diffuse scleroderma and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in two patients. Scleroderma was diagnosed on skin, digestive, osteoarticular, pulmonary lesions and inflammatory syndrome. ALS was suspected on the association of diffuse amyotrophy, fasciculations, pyramidal tract involvement and electrophysiological data.… (More)