Toshihiro Fukusako

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OBJECTIVES To determine the frequency, distribution, and clinical features of Parkinson disease (PD) with PINK1 mutations. DESIGN Retrospective clinical and genetic review. SETTING University hospital. PATIENTS We performed extensive mutation analyses of PINK1 in 414 PD patients negative for parkin mutations (mean [SD] age at onset, 42.8 [14.3](More)
We report a family showing an early-onset benign autosomal dominant limb-girdle myopathy with contractures. The clinical features in our family included; 1) slowly progressive limb-girdle muscle weakness since childhood. 2) contractures of fingers, elbows and ankles, 3) mild motor impairment with preserved activities of daily living. The disease was(More)
A 39-year-old man was admitted to our hospital because of atrophy of the right side of the tongue of 6 years' duration. Neurological examination showed atrophy and fasciculations in the right side of the tongue. Magnetic resonance imaging showed atrophy and high signal intensity areas on T1 and T2 weighted images in the right masseter, temporal, lateral and(More)
We reported an 18-year-old woman with anorexia nervosa and liver damage who showed carnitine deficiency. Her unbalanced diet had little carnitine, and severely damaged liver could not synthesize carnitine. Since total parenteral nutrition (TPN) and tube-feed formulas contain little or no carnitine, the patient had progressive weakness and muscle atrophy.(More)
A 51-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital because of gait disturbance and dysuria. Neurological examination revealed limb and truncal ataxia, orthostatic hypotension, cogwheel rigidity in all limbs, generalized hyperreflexia without pathological reflex, and horizontal gaze nystagmus. She became progressively worse and bedridden at age 52. Then she(More)
In three women with multiple sclerosis, paroxysmal itching occurred. We were able to detect the spinal segment lesions corresponding to the dermatome of paroxysmal itching by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in them. Case 1. A 38-year-old woman was admitted with chief complaints of tingling sensation in the left side of the body, left hemiparesis and(More)
We reported a Japanese first case of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) induced by clopidogrel, a newly developed antithrombotic drug, marketed in May 2006 in Japan. This 80 years old woman developed cerebral infarction and suffered from Broca's aphasia and right hemiparesis. Clopidogrel was started on Day 6 after the onset. On Day 10, four days(More)
A 50-year-old man complained of headache around his left orbit, left frontal pain and paresthesia associated with left incomplete Horner syndrome. MRI demonstrated a mass at the level of medulla oblongata. Left vertebral angiogram revealed an aneurysm of left vertebral artery. Following the removal of the aneurysm, these Raeder's syndrome-like symptoms(More)