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Autoantibodies to glutamic acid decarboxylase are found in some rare neurological diseases. However, acute peripheral neuropathy associated with antiglutamic acid decarboxylase autoimmunity has not been reported previously. Here we report a case of a patient who presented with acute cranial and peripheral neuropathy in association with the presence of serum(More)
BACKGROUND Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a painful and disabling neurovascular condition. There is no consensus on the etiopathogenesis or the treatment. We present a patient with CRPS type 1 accompanied by a psychiatric disorder to discuss the relationship between CRPS and psychiatric disease and to emphasize the response of this case to(More)
Ad dress for Cor res pon den ce: Elif Yüksel Karatoprak MD., Medeniyet University, Göztepe Education and Research Hospital, Pediatric Neurology Clinic, İstanbul, Turkey E-mail: Re cei ved: 08.09.2012 Ac cep ted: 12.27.2012 Turkish Archives of Pediatrics, published by Galenos Publishing Characteristics and the clinical prognosis of(More)
1Division of Pediatric Intensive Care, Department of Pediatrics, İstanbul University Cerrahpaşa School of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey 2Department of Pediatric Surgery, İstanbul University Cerrahpaşa School of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey 3Clinic of Pediatrics, Ümraniye Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey 4Division of Pediatric Neurology,(More)
The aim of this multicenter study was to screen for late-onset Pompe disease in high-risk children with limb-girdle muscle weakness and nonspecific hyperCKemia using the dried blood spot (DBS) test. Seventy-two children from four pediatric neurology departments in Turkey were enrolled in the study: 37 with limb-girdle muscle weakness and 35 with nonspecific(More)
Hypothalamic hamartomas (HH) generally present with gelastic seizures. It is very unusual for a pediatric patient with HH to present with infantile spasms (IS). Here we present a 6-month-old boy diagnosed with IS whose brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed an 18 × 18 × 16 mm mass in the hypothalamus. His seizures did not respond to antiepileptic(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in children with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) and to determine the factors affecting HRQoL in these children, with particular emphasis on NF1-specific findings and complications. MATERIALS AND METHODS The patient group included 60 NF1 patients aged 3-18 years that(More)
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