Sandra Galiazzo-Rizzuto

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We report the results of a clinical, electrophysiological and pathological study conducted in 18 AIDS patients presenting a distal symmetrical predominantly sensory polyneuropathy (DSPN) characterized by painful dysesthesias as main complaint. Onset of the neuropathy was at CDC (Center for Disease Control) stage II in 2 patients, at CDC stage III in 5(More)
The peripheral nerve biopsy specimens of 4 cases of toxic polyneruopathies induced by exposure to leather cement in shoe industries were studied. Analysis of the cements used in the manufacturing process proved them to contain n-hexane as a volatile substance. Light- and electron-microscopic examination of nerve biopsies showed segmental swelling of axons(More)
Sural or superficial peroneal nerve biopsies of patients with clinical diagnosis of Friedreich's ataxia were studied. Patients were divided in two groups, typical and abortive forms: loss of fibers accompanied by axonal atrophy and segmental demyelination are the basic changes in both groups, although the decrease in number of myelinated fibers was most(More)
A case of Seitelberger's infantile neuroaxonal dystrophy (a rare familial neurologic disease of childhood) is described. The clinical picture is characterized by a progressive deterioration of psychomotor functions leading to flaccid paraplegia with hypotonia of axial muscles, complete involution of language, and total loss of communication with the(More)
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