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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716286/neurosarcoidosis-according-to-zajicek-and-scolding-criteria-15-probable-and-definite-cases-their-treatment-and-outcomes
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Gonçalo Cação, Ana Branco, Mariana Meireles, José Eduardo Alves, Andrea Mateus, Ana Martins Silva, Ernestina Santos
INTRODUCTION: Neurosarcoidosis occurs in about 5% to 15% of patients with sarcoidosis. The purpose of this study was to identify and characterize a cohort of neurosarcoidosis patients and to review the largest previously reported neurosarcoidosis case series. METHODS: This retrospective study enrolled all patients with the diagnosis of probable or definitive neurosarcoidosis according to Zajicek and Scolding criteria, followed at the neurology department of a tertiary center in Portugal from January 1989 to December 2015...
August 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698730/neurobrucellosis-presenting-with-unilateral-abducens-nerve-palsy
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Mohsen Andisheh, Susan Amirsalari, Mohammad Torkaman, Marzieh Sabzechian, Shahla Afsharpaiman
One of the rare complications of brucellosis is neurobrucellosis. There have been numerous reports showing clinical forms of brucellosis affecting CNS, such as cranial nerve involvement, myelitis, vascular disease, radiculoneuritis, meningitis, meningoencephalitis, and demyelinating disease. In this case report, we introduce a 2.5 yr old girl with unilateral abducens nerve palsy referred to Baghiyatallah Hospital Outpatient Clinic, Tehran, Iran in June 2015.
2017: Iranian Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698721/is-herpes-simplex-virus-hsv-a-sign-of-encephalitis-in-iranian-newborns-prevalence-of-hsv-infection-in-pregnant-women-in-iran-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Masoumeh Arabsalmani, Meysam Behzadifar, Hamid Reza Baradaranmd, Mansoureh Toghae, Gholam Beyranvand, Alireza Olyaeemanesh, Masoud Behzadifar
OBJECTIVE: Herpes Simplex virus (HSV) is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases in the world. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of herpes simplex virus in pregnant women in Iran. MATERIALS & METHODS: A systematic literature review was conducted to study the HSV subtypes in Persian and English papers through several databases. We searched Pub Med, Scopus, Ovid, Science Direct and national databases as Magiran, Iranmedex and Science Information Database (SID) up to October 2015...
2017: Iranian Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698455/development-of-polioencephalomyelitis-in-cesarean-derived-colostrum-deprived-pigs-following-experimental-inoculation-with-either-teschovirus-a-serotype-2-or-serotype-11
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Franco Matias Ferreyra, Bailey Arruda, Gregory Stevenson, Kent Schwartz, Darin Madson, Kyoung-Jin Yoon, Jianqiang Zhang, Pablo Piñeyro, Qi Chen, Paulo Arruda
Teschovirus encephalomyelitis is a sporadic disease associated with Teschovirus A (PTV) serotype 1 and, less frequently, other serotypes. In recent years, the number of cases submitted to the Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory with a history of posterior paresis has increased. Submission histories from various regions of the United States suggest a trend for clinical disease to persist in herds and affect a wider age-range of pigs than historically reported. Polioencephalitis and/or myelitis was consistently present and PTV was detected in affected neural tissue by PCR in a portion of cases...
July 8, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694861/an-uncommon-cause-of-longitudinally-extensive-transverse-myelitis
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Catalina Coclitu, Athena Mergeani, Teodora Parvu, Octaviana Rusu, Andrei Ciobotaru, Ovidiu Bajenaru, Florina Antochi
Considering that currently Romania has the highest tuberculosis incidence in Europe, the recognition of the infection is an acknowledged health issue. Central nervous system tuberculosis accounts for approximately 1% of all cases of tuberculosis. Longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis is a contiguous infl ammatory lesion of the spinal cord which involves three or more spinal segments. In tuberculosis, spinal cord involvement is rare and is usually rather due to radiculomyelitis or spinal tuberculoma, and only very rare due to longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis...
September 2016: Mædica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694624/neuropsychiatric-manifestations-of-scrub-typhus
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Sanjay K Mahajan, Sanyam K Mahajan
Scrub typhus is caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi characterized by focal or disseminated vasculitis and perivasculitis which may involve the lungs, heart, liver, spleen and central nervous system. It was thought to have been eradicated from India. Recently it is being reported from many areas of India. The clinical picture and severity of the symptoms varies widely. The neurological manifestations of scrub typhus are not uncommon but are diverse. Meningoencephalitis is classical manifestation of scrub typhus but cerebellitis, cranial nerve palsies, plexopathy, transverse myelitis, neuroleptic malignant syndrome and Guillan-Barré syndrome are other manifestations reported in literature...
July 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694590/spinal-angiolipomas-a-puzzling-case-and-review-of-a-rare-entity
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REVIEW
Faris Shweikeh, Ajleeta Sangtani, Michael P Steinmetz, Peter Zahos, Bohdan Chopko
Patients with spinal epidural abscesses (SEAs) may have a variable presentation. Such an infection has a typical appearance on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and enhances with gadolinium. We present a case that was a diagnostic challenge where pre- and intra-operative findings resulted in conflicting impressions. The mimicker was a spinal angiolipoma (SAL). The authors then provide a thorough review of this rare spinal neoplasm. A 55-year-old man presented with back pain, paresis, paresthesia, and urinary retention...
April 2017: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694390/in-vitro-susceptibility-of-geographically-and-temporally-distinct-zika-viruses-to-favipiravir-and-ribavirin
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Mariana Baz, Nathalie Goyette, Bryan D Griffin, Gary P Kobinger, Guy Boivin
BACKGROUND: Zika virus (ZIKV), a previously neglected mosquito-borne virus, is prompting worldwide concern because of its connection with congenital defects, Guillain-Barré syndrome, meningoencephalitis and myelitis in infected individuals. However, no specific antiviral therapy is available at present. In this study, we investigated the in vitro susceptibility of geographically and temporally distinct zika viruses against the RNA polymerase inhibitors, favipiravir (T-705) and ribavirin (RIBV)...
July 11, 2017: Antiviral Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694045/myelitis-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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REVIEW
Xiang-Yang Li, Hai-Bing Xiao, Pearl Pai
SLE-associated acute transverse myelitis (ATM) is a rare, but potentially severe complication of Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), and may lead to significant motor, sensory and autonomic dysfunctions in the central nervous system resulting in marked neurological deficits. It is important to recognize its clinical feature to allow timely diagnosis and management of this condition. In this review, we aimed to provide the reader with the understanding of its clinical presentation and classification, the underlying pathological, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) appearance, and current status of management, with an emphasis on recent discoveries and advancements...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684532/longitudinal-analysis-of-myelin-oligodendrocyte-glycoprotein-antibodies-in-cns-inflammatory-diseases
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Jae-Won Hyun, Mark R Woodhall, Su-Hyun Kim, In Hye Jeong, Byeong-Su Kong, Gayoung Kim, Yeseul Kim, Min Su Park, Sarosh R Irani, Patrick Waters, Ho Jin Kim
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the seroprevalence of myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein immunoglobulin G1 (MOG-IgG) and associated clinical features of patients from a large adult-dominant unselected cohort with mainly relapsing central nervous system (CNS) inflammatory diseases. We also investigate the clinical relevance of MOG-IgG through a longitudinal analysis of serological status over a 2-year follow-up period. METHODS: Serum samples from 505 patients with CNS inflammatory diseases at the National Cancer Center were analysed using cell-based assays for MOG-IgG and aquaporin-4 immunoglobulin G (AQP4-IgG)...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678221/pediatric-acute-transverse-myelitis
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Bashaer Albulushi, Brahim Tabarki
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July 2017: Neurosciences: the Official Journal of the Pan Arab Union of Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676925/lyme-neuroborreliosis-do-we-treat-according-to-guidelines
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Åslaug R Lorentzen, Kristine J N Forselv, Geir Helgeland, Rigmor E Salvesen, Geir Sand, Heidi Ø Flemmen, Margrete H Bø, Ludmila Nordaa, Anna K Roos, Marion W Jim, Jone F Owe, Kaja B Nyquist, Stephan Schüler, Randi Eikeland, Åse Mygland, Unn Ljøstad
Evidence-based guidelines, published in 2010, equate the efficacy of oral and intravenous antibiotics and recommend treatment duration of 2 weeks in early Lyme neuroborreliosis (LNB) without encephalitis or myelitis. Further, the Norwegian health authorities give a general advice to choose oral rather than intravenous administration when proven effective, due to lower costs, fewer risks, and reduced patient inconvenience. In this study we aimed to chart LNB treatment practice in Norway and compare it to these recommendations...
July 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670343/differential-diagnosis-of-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorders
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REVIEW
Sung-Min Kim, Seong-Joon Kim, Haeng Jin Lee, Hiroshi Kuroda, Jacqueline Palace, Kazuo Fujihara
Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) is an inflammatory disorder of the central nervous system (CNS) mostly manifesting as optic neuritis and/or myelitis, which are frequently recurrent/bilateral or longitudinally extensive, respectively. As the autoantibody to aquaporin-4 (AQP4-Ab) can mediate the pathogenesis of NMOSD, testing for the AQP4-Ab in serum of patients can play a crucial role in diagnosing NMOSD. Nevertheless, the differential diagnosis of NMOSD in clinical practice is often challenging despite the phenotypical and serological characteristics of the disease because: (1) diverse diseases with autoimmune, vascular, infectious, or neoplastic etiologies can mimic these phenotypes of NMOSD; (2) patients with NMOSD may only have limited clinical manifestations, especially in their early disease stages; (3) test results for AQP4-Ab can be affected by several factors such as assay methods, serologic status, disease stages, or types of treatment; (4) some patients with NMOSD do not have AQP4-Ab; and (5) test results for the AQP4-Ab may not be readily available for the acute management of patients...
July 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Neurological Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667382/magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-clinical-features-in-acute-and-subacute-myelopathies
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REVIEW
Stefan Weidauer, Marlies Wagner, Michael Nichtweiß
Differential diagnosis of acute and subacute transverse myelopathy includes inflammatory, infectious, vascular, metabolic and paraneoplastic etiologies. Information on the diagnostic approach to transverse myelopathy with regard to daily clinical practice is provided. The differentiation between five lesion patterns on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in myelitis may be helpful: (1) longitudinal extensive transverse myelitis, (2) short segment ovoid or peripherally located, (3) "polio-like", (4) granulomatous and (5) segmental with rash...
June 30, 2017: Clinical Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661963/first-cases-of-severe-flaccid-paralysis-associated-with-enterovirus-d68-infection-in-spain-2015-2016
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María Cabrerizo, Juan Pablo García-Iñiguez, Francina Munell, Alfonso Amado, Paula Madurga-Revilla, Carlos Rodrigo, Sonia Pérez, Ana Martínez-Sapiña, Andrés Antón, Gerardo Suárez, Nuria Rabella, Víctor Del Campo, Almudena Otero, Josefa Masa-Calles
Enterovirus D68 was known to be the cause of mild to severe respiratory infections, but in the last few years it has also been associated with myelitis and paralysis. This report describes the first EV-D68 detections in acute flaccid paralysis cases occurring between December 2015 and March 2016 in Spain.
June 28, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644256/cluster-like-headache-secondary-to-focal-cervical-myelitis
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Dong-Eun Kim, Ji-Yun Park, Hyeonuk Ha, Geum-Jin Yoon, Bang-Hoon Cho, Seung-Han Lee
BACKGROUND: Cluster headache (CH) is characterized by attacks of severe periorbital pain associated with autonomic symptoms. As with other forms of primary headache, structural lesions should be excluded, particularly if the headache presents with an atypical pattern. CASE: We report a 41-year-old woman who had no previous history of primary headache and showed a poor response to medication for CH. The patient was finally diagnosed as secondary headache with CH feature due to focal myelitis at the cervical level of the spinal cord...
July 2017: Neurologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639937/a-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial-of-intravenous-immunoglobulin-compared-with-standard-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-transverse-myelitis-in-adults-and-children-strive
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Michael Absoud, Peter Brex, Olga Ciccarelli, Onyinye Diribe, Gavin Giovannoni, Jennifer Hellier, Rosemary Howe, Rachel Holland, Joanna Kelly, Paul McCrone, Caroline Murphy, Jackie Palace, Andrew Pickles, Michael Pike, Neil Robertson, Anu Jacob, Ming Lim
BACKGROUND: Transverse myelitis (TM) is an immune-mediated disorder of the spinal cord that affects adults and children and that causes motor, sensory and autonomic dysfunction. There is a prolonged recovery phase, which may continue for many years. Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) is an uncommon relapsing inflammatory central nervous system condition in which TM can be the first presenting symptom. As TM and NMO affect many patients in the prime of their working life, the disorder can impose a significant demand on health resources...
May 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639345/acute-flaccid-myelitis-in-childhood-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#18
E W Andersen, A J Kornberg, J L Freeman, R J Leventer, M M Ryan
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Clusters of acute limb weakness in paediatric patients have been linked to outbreaks of non-polio enteroviruses, termed acute flaccid myelitis (AFM). Outside these clusters, in countries where polio is not endemic, this poliomyelitic-like illness is rare in childhood and its natural history is not well defined. We describe presenting features, investigation findings and long-term outcome of a series of children with AFM. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study...
August 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638692/a-report-of-three-cases-with-lupus-myelitis
#19
Hiroshi Oiwa, Toru Yamabe, Masanori Kawashima, Yuta Maetani, Dai Agari, Takemori Yamawaki, Eiji Sugiyama
Lupus myelitis (LM) is a rare but serious complication of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). In 2009, Birnbaum et al. suggested that LM could be classified into two subtypes, namely gray and white matter myelitis, based on neurological examination findings. Here we describe three cases of this disorder, one with signs of white matter dysfunction and two with signs of gray matter dysfunction. We discuss the potential role of autoantibodies in the development of LM.
June 2017: European Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638259/global-alert-zika-virus-an-emerging-arbovirus
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REVIEW
Zulal Ozkurt, Esra Cinar Tanriverdi
Zika virus (ZIKV) is an arbovirus of the Flavivirus genus, and it has an envelope and a single RNA molecule. In early 2016, the World Health Organization declared ZIKV infection to be an emerging global health threat. The major transmission route of the virus to humans is Aedes mosquitoes. ZIKV can be transmitted between humans by transplacental, perinatal, and sexual routes and via blood and body fluids. ZIKV infection usually results in a mild and self-limiting disease with low-grade fever, conjunctivitis, and periorbital edema...
June 2017: Eurasian Journal of Medicine
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