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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888275/acute-disseminated-encephalomyelitis-following-campylobacter-jejuni-gastroenteritis-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Simone Marziali, Eliseo Picchi, Francesca Di Giuliano, Simone Altobelli, Giorgia Mataluni, Girolama Marfia, Francesco Garaci, Roberto Floris
We describe a case of a 25-year-old male with a diagnosis of acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) following infection with Campylobacter jejuni, which is implicated in various human pathologies regarding the central nervous system (CNS) with acute course like Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), Miller-Fisher syndrome (MFS), Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis (BEE), acute transverse myelitis (ATM) as well as ADEM. These conditions are caused by cross-reactivity between Campylobacter's epitopes and cells of the CNS that causes an immunomediated inflammatory demyelination of the CNS...
November 25, 2016: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826325/enterovirus-71-infection-and-neurological-complications
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Kyung Yeon Lee
Since the outbreak of the enterovirus 71 (EV71) infection in Malaysia in 1997, large epidemics of EV71 have occurred in the Asia-Pacific region. Many children and infants have died from serious neurological complications during these epidemics, and EV71 infection has become a serious public health problem in these areas. EV71 infection causes hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) in children, and usually resolves spontaneously. However, EV71 occasionally involves the central nervous system (CNS), and induces diverse neurological complications such as brainstem encephalitis, aseptic meningitis, and acute flaccid paralysis...
October 2016: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821089/posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-as-the-first-manifestation-of-bickerstaff-s-brainstem-encephalitis
#3
Pei-Ru Chen, Shih-Pin Chen
BACKGROUND: Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) has been associated with Guillain-Barre syndrome in rare cases. Here we report a patient in whom PRES was the presenting manifestation of Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis. CASE PRESENTATION: A 75-year-old woman presented with acute onset of hypertension, headache, blurred vision, and left eyelid drooping. Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain showed characteristic PRES lesions involving the parietal and occipital lobes bilaterally...
November 8, 2016: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818360/n-terminal-pro-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-for-the-prognostic-prediction-of-severe-enterovirus-71-associated-hand-foot-and-mouth-disease
#4
Jun Qiu, Xiulan Lu, Pingping Liu, Xinping Zhang, Chao Zuo, Zhenghui Xiao
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine whether N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) can predict impending brainstem encephalitis, pulmonary edema, pulmonary hemorrhage, cardiopulmonary failure, and death in children with severe enterovirus 71 (EV71)-associated hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD). METHODS: Plasma NT-proBNP levels of 282 children with severe EV71-associated HFMD were measured. RESULTS: NT-proBNP levels were significantly higher in patients with elevated blood glucose (>7...
November 3, 2016: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802825/mog-igg-in-nmo-and-related-disorders-a-multicenter-study-of-50-patients-part-3-brainstem-involvement-frequency-presentation-and-outcome
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Sven Jarius, Ingo Kleiter, Klemens Ruprecht, Nasrin Asgari, Kalliopi Pitarokoili, Nadja Borisow, Martin W Hümmert, Corinna Trebst, Florence Pache, Alexander Winkelmann, Lena-Alexandra Beume, Marius Ringelstein, Oliver Stich, Orhan Aktas, Mirjam Korporal-Kuhnke, Alexander Schwarz, Carsten Lukas, Jürgen Haas, Kai Fechner, Mathias Buttmann, Judith Bellmann-Strobl, Hanna Zimmermann, Alexander U Brandt, Diego Franciotta, Kathrin Schanda, Friedemann Paul, Markus Reindl, Brigitte Wildemann
BACKGROUND: Myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein antibodies (MOG-IgG) are present in a subset of aquaporin-4 (AQP4)-IgG-negative patients with optic neuritis (ON) and/or myelitis. Little is known so far about brainstem involvement in MOG-IgG-positive patients. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the frequency, clinical and paraclinical features, course, outcome, and prognostic implications of brainstem involvement in MOG-IgG-positive ON and/or myelitis. METHODS: Retrospective case study...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798639/new-findings-classification-and-long-term-follow-up-study-based-on-mri-characterization-of-brainstem-encephalitis-induced-by-enterovirus-71
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Hongwu Zeng, Feiqiu Wen, Wenxian Huang, Yungen Gan, Weibin Zeng, Ranran Chen, Yanxia He, Yonker Wang, Zaiyi Liu, Changhong Liang, Kelvin K L Wong
BACKGROUND: To report the diversity of MRI features of brainstem encephalitis (BE) induced by Enterovirus 71. This is supported by implementation and testing of our new classification scheme in order to improve the diagnostic level on this specific disease. METHODS: Neuroimaging of 91 pediatric patients who got EV71 related BE were hospitalized between March, 2010 to October, 2012, were analyzed retrospectively. All patients underwent pre- and post-contrast MRI scan...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795349/utility-of-filmarray-meningitis-encephalitis-panel-during-an-outbreak-of-enterovirus-brainstem-encephalitis-in-catalonia-2016
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Cristian Launes, Didac Casas-Alba, Claudia Fortuny, Ana Valero-Rello, Maria Cabrerizo, Carmen Muñoz-Almagro
We read with interest the article by Leber et al. (1).….
October 26, 2016: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771495/a-severe-pediatric-infection-with-a-novel-enterovirus-a71-strain-thuringia-germany
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Matthias Karrasch, Elisabeth Fischer, Martin Scholten, Andreas Sauerbrei, Andreas Henke, Diane M Renz, Hans-Joachim Mentzel, Klas Böer, Sindy Böttcher, Sabine Diedrich, Andi Krumbholz, Roland Zell
Infection by Enterovirus A71 (EV-A71) is an important cause of hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD). Outbreaks including severe cases with neurological and cardiopulmonary complications have been reported particularly from Southeast Asia. In Europe, the epidemiology of EV-A71 is not well understood. In summer 2015, a two-year-old girl from Thuringia, Germany, presented with rhombencephalitis/brainstem encephalitis associated with severe neurological and cardiopulmonary complications. EV-A71 was detected in stool and almost the entire viral genome was amplified and sequenced...
October 19, 2016: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27673099/poster-345-rehabilitation-of-bickerstaff-brainstem-encephalitis-a-case-report
#9
Ray Chang, Manuel F Mas, Prathap J Joseph, Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27660039/recurrent-hemorrhagic-venous-infarctions-caused-by-thrombosis-of-a-pontine-developmental-venous-anomaly-and-protein-s-mutation
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Yuri Nakamura, Kei-Ichiro Takase, Takuya Matsushita, Satoshi Yoshimura, Ryo Yamasaki, Hiroyuki Murai, Kazufumi Kikuchi, Jun-Ichi Kira
A 34-year-old man presented with an acute onset of upbeat nystagmus, slurred speech, and limb and truncal ataxias. The patient had a history of limb ataxia and gait disturbance previously treated as brainstem encephalitis with corticosteroids 3 years previously. Brain magnetic resonance imaging showed pontine developmental venous anomaly (DVA) and hemorrhagic infarction within the drainage territory of the DVA. Three months later, the patient exhibited recurrent limb ataxia, double vision, and numbness of the left side of the body...
September 19, 2016: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27628607/proposal-for-a-new-exercise-method-for-dysphagia-with-velopharyngeal-inadequacy-a-case-of-bickerstaff-s-brainstem-encephalitis
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Yuji Koyama, Kayako Nitta, Michi Tochikura, Takashi Kasahara, Yutaka Kametsu, Minoru Toyokura, Yoshihisa Masakado
Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis is an autoimmune disease with the primary lesion situated in the brainstem and three cardinal signs: ophthalmoplegia; ataxia; and impaired consciousness. A 68-year-old man was started on rehabilitation exercise 3 months after onset of Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis, due to remnant dysarthria and dysphagia (Functional Oral Intake Scale, level 5) after the cardinal signs of Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis resolved. Exercise involved using a straw in the anterior midline between the dorsal tongue and hard palate...
2016: Tokai Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27618602/long-term-effect-of-rituximab-in-a-case-with-late-onset-rasmussen%C3%A2-s-encephalitis-with-anti-ganglioside-iggq1b-and-anti-gad-antibodies-positivity-case-report
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Gabriela Timarova, Iveta Lisa, Peter Kukumberg
Rasmussen's encephalitis is a rare autoimmune encephalitis usually involving one brain hemisphere, presenting with refractory epileptic seizures, and neurological and cognitive decline. Only 10% of cases start later in adolescence/adulthood. The only effective treatment for refractory seizures in childhood is hemispherectomy. For late-onset cases with mild neurological deficit the hemispherectomy is usually postponed because of its severe consequences. Immunotherapy shows some temporal effect for seizure control and slowing the brain atrophy, mainly in late onset Rasmussen's encephalitis...
July 16, 2016: Neuro Endocrinology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27588895/altered-gene-expression-of-glycosyltransferases-and-sialyltransferases-and-total-amount-of-glycosphingolipids-following-herpes-simplex-virus-infection
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Kazuki Miyaji, Jun-Ichi Furukawa, Youichi Suzuki, Naoki Yamamoto, Yasuro Shinohara, Nobuhiro Yuki
There is a case report of a patient with overlapping Guillain-Barré syndrome and Bickerstaff brainstem encephalitis after infection with herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), who carried high titers of serum anti-GQ1b IgG antibodies. Several studies have linked viral infection to the modulation of ganglioside expression such as human T-lymphotropic virus to GD2 and simian virus 40 to GM3. Also, enhancement of the expression of GM2 on the cell membrane after cytomegalovirus infection has been reported. The objective of this study was to unveil the relationship between HSV-1 infection and the alteration of cellular ganglioside expression in neuronal and glial cell lines...
August 18, 2016: Carbohydrate Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27540012/an-atypical-bickerstaff-s-brainstem-encephalitis-with-involvement-of-spinal-cord
#14
Gian Luca Cuneo, Irene Grazzini, Martina Guadagni, Elisabetta Venturini, Amedeo Bianchi
Bickerstaff brainstem encephalitis (BBE) is a rare neurological disease that generally has a good prognosis. We describe an atypical case of a patient with severe BBE; the presentation was uncommon because of the lack of ophthalmoplegia and because of evidence of both peripheral neuropathy and brainstem encephalitis. The article reports clinical and biochemical evaluation and focuses on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings in diagnosis and management of the patient. Notably, we found a previously unreported dramatic spinal cord involvement on MRI...
October 2016: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27502482/a-case-of-lymphomatosis-cerebri-mimicking-inflammatory-diseases
#15
Takenobu Murakami, Kenji Yoshida, Mari Segawa, Akioh Yoshihara, Akihiko Hoshi, Koichiro Nakamura, Masahiro Ichikawa, Osamu Suzuki, Yuichi Yokoyama, Yasuko Toyoshima, Yoshihiro Sugiura, Hiroshi Ito, Kiyoshi Saito, Yuko Hashimoto, Akiyoshi Kakita, Hitoshi Takahashi, Yoshikazu Ugawa
BACKGROUND: Lymphomatosis cerebri (LC) is a rare subtype of primary central nervous system malignant lymphoma. The typical features of this disease exhibited on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) without contrast enhancement are similar to those observed with diffuse leukoencephalopathy, mimicking white matter disorders such as encephalitis. Clinical features and examination findings that are suggestive of inflammatory diseases may indeed confound the diagnosis of LC. CASE PRESENTATION: A 66-year-old woman with continuous fever over a two-month period developed left hemiparesis despite presenting in an alert state with normal cognitive function...
2016: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27460184/anti-a-and-anti-ma2-associated-paraneoplastic-neurological-syndromes
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G Ortega Suero, N Sola-Valls, D Escudero, A Saiz, F Graus
OBJECTIVE: Analyse the clinical profile, associated tumour types, and response to treatment of paraneoplastic neurological syndromes associated with antibodies against Ma proteins. METHODS: A retrospective study of patients with antibodies against Ma proteins identified in a neuroimmunology laboratory of reference. RESULTS: Of the 32 patients identified, 20 showed reactivity against Ma2 only (anti-Ma2 antibodies), 11 against Ma1 and Ma2 (anti-Ma antibodies), and 1 with reactivity against Ma1 only (anti-Ma1 antibodies)...
July 23, 2016: Neurología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Neurología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27406055/-bickerstaff-brainstem-encephalitis-after-upper-respiratory-infection
#17
Linda J Locht, Morten Blaabjerg
Bickerstaff brainstem encephalitis (BE) is a very rare neurological condition with subacute onset of ophthalmoplegia, ataxia and altered sensorium, often postinfectious. The condition is associated with the anti-GQ1b antibody syndrome and is part of the spectrum of diseases including Miller Fisher syndrome and Guillain-Barré syndrome. In this case, we report the history, workup, treatment and follow-up of a 48-year-old woman with probable BE without anti-GQ1b antibodies in relation to the international diagnostic criteria...
July 4, 2016: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27293928/recurrent-diplopia-in-a-pediatric-patient-with-bickerstaff-brainstem-encephalitis
#18
Scott A McLeod, Wallace Wee, Francois D Jacob, Isabelle Chapados, Francois V Bolduc
Introduction. Acute complete external ophthalmoplegia is a rare finding in clinical practice that is associated with diseases affecting the neuromuscular junction, the oculomotor nerves, or the brainstem. Ophthalmoplegia has been reported with acute ataxia in Miller Fisher syndrome (MFS) and Bickerstaff brainstem encephalitis (BBE). Up to 95% of these cases are associated with anti-GQ1b antibodies. Only a small number of cases of anti-GQ1b negative MFS have been documented in pediatric patients. This is the first case reporting a recurrence of ocular symptoms in an anti-GQ1b antibody negative patient with BBE...
2016: Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27215229/effector-regulatory-t-cells-reflect-the-equilibrium-between-antitumor-immunity-and-autoimmunity-in-adult-t-cell-leukemia
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Hiroshi Ureshino, Takero Shindo, Hiroyoshi Nishikawa, Nobukazu Watanabe, Eri Watanabe, Natsuko Satoh, Kazutaka Kitaura, Hiroaki Kitamura, Kazuko Doi, Kotaro Nagase, Hiromi Kimura, Makoto Samukawa, Susumu Kusunoki, Masaharu Miyahara, Tadasu Shin-I, Ryuji Suzuki, Shimon Sakaguchi, Shinya Kimura
The regulatory T cells (Treg) with the most potent immunosuppressive activity are the effector Tregs (eTreg) with a CD45RA(-)Foxp3(++)CCR4(+) phenotype. Adult T-cell leukemia (ATL) cells often share the Treg phenotype and also express CCR4. Although mogamulizumab, a monoclonal antibody to CCR4, shows marked antitumor effects against ATL and peripheral T-cell lymphoma, concerns have been raised that it may induce severe autoimmune immunopathology by depleting eTregs. Here, we present case reports for two patients with ATL who responded to mogamulizumab but developed a severe skin rash and autoimmune brainstem encephalitis...
August 2016: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27195033/a-prospective-study-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-patterns-of-central-nervous-system-infections-in-pediatric-age-group-and-young-adults-and-their-clinico-biochemical-correlation
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Kamini Gupta, Avik Banerjee, Kavita Saggar, Archana Ahluwalia, Karan Saggar
BACKGROUND: Infections of the central nervous system (CNS) are common and routinely encountered. Our aim was to evaluate the neuroimaging features of the various infections of the CNS so as to differentiate them from tumoral, vascular, and other entities that warrant a different line of therapy. AIMS: Our aim was to analyze the biochemical and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features in CNS infections. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: This was a longitudinal, prospective study over a period of 1½ years...
January 2016: Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
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