Raghav Govindarajan

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Leigh syndrome is a mitochondrial disease caused by mutations in different genes, including ATP6A for which no known therapy is available. We report a case of adult-onset Leigh syndrome with response to immunotherapy. A twenty year-old woman with baseline learning difficulties was admitted with progressive behavioral changes, diplopia, headaches, bladder(More)
Keywords: Leigh syndrome ATP6A T9176C Autoimmune encephalitis Plasmapheresis Intravenous immunoglobulin We appreciate Dr. Finsterer et al. [1] interest in our case report [2]. They express doubts about the diagnosis of Leigh syndrome (LS). Our patient's diagnosis was based on the presence of a known ATPase 6 gene pathogenic mutation (T9176C), previously(More)
Herpes simplex encephalitis is an acute/subacute illness that causes both general and focal signs of cerebral dysfunction with fever, headache, and confusion as cardinal features. Recurrent herpes simplex meningitis, also known as Mollaret's meningitis, is another manifestation of central nervous system herpetic infection with recurrent episodes of fever,(More)
Neuromuscular junction disorders in children are either genetic, such as congenital myasthenic syndrome, or autoimmune with circulating antibodies most commonly against acetylcholine receptors. There is limited experience recognizing and treating children with myasthenia associated with muscle-specific tyrosine kinase antibodies. We report a seven-year-old(More)
INTRODUCTION Dabigatran etexilate is a newly approved oral anticoagulant indicated for stroke prevention in nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. There are no reliable, rapidly available laboratory markers to assess its anticoagulant activity. There is no data on the safety of r-tPA on patients who are on dabigatran and it is not known whether r-tPA is safe in(More)