TOMOKO MATSUOKA

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OBJECTIVE Using neuroimaging, we analyzed the nature of extensive brain lesions in five anti-aquaporin-4 (AQP4) antibody-positive patients with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders. RESULTS Extensive brain lesions involved white matter in three, and basal ganglia and corpus callosum in one each. Four patients showed high diffusivity on apparent(More)
OBJECTIVE Because Asian patients with opticospinal multiple sclerosis (OSMS) frequently have anti-aquaporin-4 (AQP4) antibody, complement-mediated disruption of astrocyte foot processes is proposed but not yet proven. We aimed to clarify whether complement consumption occurs at relapse in anti-AQP4 antibody-positive patients. METHODS We analyzed serum(More)
Pure autonomic failure (PAF) is an uncommon disorder, characterized by autonomic failure without other neurological deficits. We report here an autopsy case of pure autonomic failure with pathological features of Parkinson's disease. At age 79, the patient developed slowly progressive severe orthostatic hypotension, followed by decreased sweating and(More)
We report a patient with severe sensory ataxia, areflexia, and ophthalmoplegia with preservation of limb muscle strength. Electrophysiological examinations revealed peripheral sensory nerve involvement. A serological examination showed the elevation of IgG antibodies to various b-series gangliosides as well as GT1a. These indicated that this case is an(More)
Patients prescribed liposomal-amphotericin B (LAMB) frequently require supplemental potassium to prevent hypokalemia. The aim of this retrospective study was to examine the appropriate potassium supplementation conditions to treat hypokalemia induced by LAMB. The subjects were 100 hematological patients who received LAMB for the first time between April(More)
A 67-year-old man temporarily complained of hearing loss and earache in the left side. Afterwards, hearing impairment in the right, pharyngalgia, dysphagia, and ipsilateral facial weakness occurred, however, otological treatments did not completely improve these symptoms except facial weakness. On admission neurological examination revealed right cranial(More)
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