Witold Palasik

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BACKGROUND Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a demyelinating autoimmune disease of the central nervous system with possible involvement of vascular dysregulation secondary to endothelial dysfunction caused by destruction of the vessel wall. Vascular dysregulation leads to excessive vasoconstriction or insufficient vasodilatation, resulting in vasospasm mediated by(More)
Mitochondrial encephalomyopathy, lactic acidosis and stroke-like episodes syndrome (MELAS) is a maternally inherited multisystem disease caused by mutations of the mitochondrial DNA. The characteristic clinical features are: encephalopathy manifesting as dementia and seizures, stroke-like episodes at young age (usually < 40), lactic acidosis and myopathy(More)
Axial myoclonus (AM) is characterized by sudden muscle jerks involving axial and proximal muscles. It includes propriospinal myoclonus (PSM) which consists of trunk flexion or extension jerking with activity arising in axial muscles and spreading to caudal and rostral muscles at low velocity along propriospinal pathways. We report on two patients displaying(More)
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