Rikard Norman

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A patient with cerebral cysticercosis had marked clinical and radiographic response to the administration of corticosteroids and praziquantel. Treatment with corticosteroids was effective in reducing clinical symptoms and reactive cerebral edema. Praziquantel, an anticestodal agent, seems to be a safe and effective therapy for this infection. By 4 months(More)
The case of an infant with Werding-Hoffmann disease, who died at the age of 4 1/2 days, is reported. At autopsy there was severe cerebellar hypoplasia, associated with degenerative changes in the brain-stem nuclei. This case supports the concept that cerebellar hypoplasia may develop as a manifestation of the neuronal abiotrophy of Werdnig-Hoffmann disease.(More)
The neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) is a rare but potentially fatal disorder characterized by mental-status changes, muscle rigidity, hyperthermia, and autonomic dysfunction. Systematic examination of early signs and the progression of symptoms in NMS may be worthwhile to facilitate prompt recognition and interventions to abort the syndrome in its(More)
SINCE the original description of Tay-Sach's disease in the eighties of the last century a group of allied nervous disorders has become recognized, the common pathological feature of which is a ubiquitous distention of the nerve cells with granules of a lipoid nature. Apart from a few anomalous forms it is customary to classify these amaurotic family(More)
In this paper we record a case in which occurred the uncommon association of necrotic softening in the lower half of the spinal cord and acute disseminated encephalomyelitis of perivenous type. The myelo-malacia, in its topographical features, corresponded closely to that reported by Kahle and Schaltenbrand (1955) in their cases of 'myelitis necroticans(More)