Ricardo Maré

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To the Editor: Typical clinical features of Wernicke’s encephalopathy are caused by vitamin B1 deficiency and include confusion, ataxia, and ophthalmoplegia. Although it can occur in all malnourished patients, it is far more frequent in alcoholics. Brain MRI is a central diagnostic tool that usually discloses high signal lesions in T2-weighted imaging(More)
UNLABELLED It was suggested that intravenous thrombolysis (IT) leads to larger extent recanalization in cardioembolic stroke. In this work we assess if this has beneficial clinical traduction. METHOD We evaluated 177 patients undergoing IT, which were categorized into cardioembolic (CE) and non-cardioembolic (NCE). National Institutes of Health Stroke(More)
Multiple supratentorial abscesses caused by Listeria monocytogenes are rare. We report the simultaneous occurrence of multiple supratentorial and brainstem abscesses due to Listeria, in a patient under corticotherapy for an exacerbation of ulcerative colitis. MR imaging features before and after successful conservative treatments are depicted. In(More)
A case of isolated velopalatine paralysis in an 8-year-old boy is presented. The symptoms were sudden-onset of nasal speech, regurgitation of liquids into the nose and dysphagia. Brain MRI and cerebrospinal fluid examination were normal. Infectious serologies disclosed an antibody arrangement towards parvovirus B19 that was typical of recent infection. In(More)
Antibodies against N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) are identified in the form of immune-mediated encephalitis in which typical manifestations include neuropsychiatric symptoms, seizures, abnormal movements, dysautonomia and hypoventilation. The authors report two cases of anti-NMDAR encephalitis with different presentations and patterns of(More)
Cerebral syphilitic gummas are rare entities, consisting of masses of granulation tissue that result from an exacerbated cell-mediated inflammatory response to Treponema pallidum, usually arising from the meninges of the convexity. Conventional magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography findings of cerebral gummas have been reported, but(More)
BACKGROUND Localized scleroderma en coup de sabre (LScs) is a form of localized scleroderma thought to be an autoimmune disorder. Central nervous system involvement is not rare and neurological manifestations include seizures, focal neurological deficits, headache and neuropsychiatric changes. METHODS Patients attending the Neurology Clinic with the final(More)
Pompe disease is a rare metabolic disorder with available enzymatic replacement therapy. Contrasting with the classic infantile form, the others subtypes have a heterogeneous presentation that makes an early and accurate diagnosis difficult. We conducted a prospective, multicenter, observational study to identify undiagnosed patients. During a one-year(More)