Thomas F. Scott

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To investigate a possible association of midline cerebral malformations with psychotic disorders, MRI and CT scans were blindly evaluated for 52 patients with schizophrenia, 9 with schizoaffective disease, and 79 consecutive nonpsychotic control subjects. Midline abnormalities were present in 10 of 61 patients (16.4%) versus 4 of 79 control subjects (5.1%;(More)
Several terms are now commonly used to describe various presentations of idiopathic myelitis, including acute transverse myelitis, acute partial transverse myelitis, and secondary myelitis. Ideally, a classification system would be able to encompass various presentations in a manner that not only assists in prognosis, but also in treatment decisions.(More)
BACKGROUND Spinal cord neurosarcoidosis (SN) is problematic to diagnose because it mimics other inflammatory neurologic diseases. The authors report the clinical features of 29 SN cases. METHODS They retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 29 histologically proven sarcoidosis patients with spinal cord involvement seen at 3 university medical(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the long-term risk of developing clinically definite multiple sclerosis (CDMS) in patients with acute partial transverse myelitis (APTM) and normal cerebral magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans. METHODS We retrospectively studied 30 consecutive patients with clinical evidence of APTM. Patients with symmetric severe acute(More)
BACKGROUND Neurosarcoidosis (NS) is a relatively rare neurologic disorder for which no accepted treatment guidelines are available. Treatment with corticosteroids has been described as the primary means of controlling progressive symptoms. However, some physicians have recently advocated early intervention with alternative immunosuppressive therapies in(More)
BACKGROUND Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) IgG is a specific marker for NMO. Furthermore, a high proportion of patients with longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis (characterized by spinal cord lesions extending 3 vertebral segments or more on magnetic resonance imaging) are seropositive for NMO-IgG and are considered to have a limited form of NMO. The(More)
OBJECTIVE Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disabling idiopathic inflammatory disorder with evidence of immune dysfunction. Current therapies for MS include preparations of beta-interferon (beta IFN). We studied the gene expression patterns in peripheral blood mononuclear cells from relapsing-remitting MS patients undergoing weekly beta IFN-1a therapy (Avonex;(More)
We delineated the clinical and laboratory features that help distinguish acute myelopathic MS (MMS) from acute transverse myelitis (ATM), specifically testing the hypothesis that the symmetry of motor and sensory impairments at presentation can reliably distinguish between ATM and MMS. We reviewed 20 consecutive patients with ATM and 16 patients with MMS.(More)
Reports have suggested that the pattern of CSF IgG differentiates neurosarcoidosis from multiple sclerosis. We examined CSF and serum of 7 patients with neurosarcoidosis to determine concentrations of IgG and albumin and the presence of oligoclonal bands. Our results showed that neurosarcoidosis may have associated abnormalities of IgG synthesis and(More)