Veronica Castillo

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BACKGROUND The risk of stroke and the long-term prognosis of recurrent strokes in young patients with patent foramen ovale (PFO) are not well known. For this reason, the treatment of these patients remains empirical. An alternative treatment to prolonged antithrombotic therapy may be surgical closure of the PFO. METHODS Thirty patients (20 men and 10(More)
BACKGROUND Hypertension is the major risk factor for stroke associated with small-artery disease and large-artery disease, but the factors behind the development of a particular stroke subtype in individual patients are not known. METHODS We determined risk factors potentially predictive of stroke subtype in 822 of 2760 patients consecutively admitted to(More)
The spectrum of clinical manifestations of multiple sclerosis (MS) may include rare cases where cerebral lesions simulate brain tumors or abscesses on neuroimaging. We report here on a 43-year-old woman with numerous ring-enhancing cystic lesions in the white matter of cerebral hemispheres, brainstem and cerebellum. The radiological picture was(More)
INTRODUCTION The acronym PANDAS (Paediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcus) describes the neuropsychiatric disorders resulting from an autoimmune response to an infection by streptococcus in children. AIMS The aim of this study was to clinically analyse 38 patients under the age of 16 with tics, Tourette syndrome (TS)(More)
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