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A guide to writing case reports for the Journal of Medical Case Reports and BioMed Central Research Notes

Richard A Rison 0 0 Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital Health Stroke Program, Los Angeles County Medical Center, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine , 12401 Washington Blvd

Chiari malformation type I with cervicothoracic syringomyelia masquerading as bibrachial amyotrophy: a case report

Introduction Clinical presentation of syringomyelia can mimic a variety of neuromuscular disorders. A misdiagnosis can result in progressive pressure on the spinal cord, causing the development of severe irreversible neurologic deficits. Case presentation We report the very unusual case of a 50-year-old Latino man who developed severe distal muscle atrophy and bulbar dysfunction...

Acute paradoxical embolic cerebral ischemia secondary to possible May-Thurner syndrome and an atrial septal defect: a case report

Richard A Rison 0 Matthew D Helfgott 0 0 Los Angeles County Medical Center, PIH Health Stroke Program, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine , 12401 Washington Blvd., Whittier

Acute embolic cerebral ischemia as an initial presentation of polycythemia vera: a case report

Introduction Patients with polycythemia vera are at high risk for vaso-occlusive events including cerebral ischemia. Although unusual, acute ischemic stroke may be an initial presentation of polycythemia vera. It had been previously assumed that cerebral ischemic events were due to increased blood viscosity and platelet activation within the central nervous system arterial...

Kennedy disease misdiagnosed as polymyositis: a case report

Background Polymyositis is an immune-mediated myopathy with clinical features of proximal muscle weakness. Dysphagia and neck flexor weakness can develop along with respiratory muscle weakness as the disease progresses. Kennedy disease or X-linked spinobulbar muscular atrophy is a rare X-linked recessive disorder with clinical features of slowly progressive atrophy and weakness...

The CARE (CAse REport) guidelines and the standardization of case reports

Richard A Rison 0 Michael R Kidd Christian A Koch 0 Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital Health Stroke Program, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles County Medical

Neurology Case Reporting: a call for all

From antiquity to present day, the act of recording and publishing our observations with patients remains essential to the art of medicine and the care of patients. Neurology is rich with case reports over the centuries. They contribute to our understanding and knowledge of disease entities, and are a cornerstone of our professional development as physicians and the care of our...

Branch facial nerve trauma after superficial temporal artery biopsy: a case report

Introduction Giant cell arteritis is an emergency requiring prompt diagnosis and treatment. Superficial temporal artery biopsy is the gold diagnostic standard. Complications are few and infrequent; however, facial nerve injury has been reported, leaving an untoward cosmetic outcome. This case report is to the best of our knowledge only the fourth one presented in the available...

Reversible oropharyngeal dysphagia secondary to cricopharyngeal sphincter achalasia in a patient with myasthenia gravis: a case report

Bulbar weakness and fatigue resulting in dysphagia and dysarthria is common in myasthenia gravis. In chronic MG it is often assumed that these symptoms herald an exacerbation of the patient's disease and doses of cholinergic agents and immunomodulatory therapies may be increased, along with initiation of plasma exchange. A case is presented in which dysphagia was refractory to...

Cervicothoracic spinal cord and pontomedullary injury secondary to high-voltage electrocution: a case report

Richard A Rison 0 0 Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital , 12401 Washington Boulevard, Whittier, CA 90602 , USA 1 University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles County Medical

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis-motor neuron disease, monoclonal gammopathy, hyperparathyroidism, and B12 deficiency: case report and review of the literature

Richard A Rison 0 Said R Beydoun 0 Neurology Consultants Medical Group, Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital , Whittier, CA , USA Introduction: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (the most common form

Ascending sensory motor polyradiculoneuropathy with cranial nerve involvement following administration of intrathecal methotrexate and intravenous cytarabine in a patient with acute myelogenous leukemia: a case report*

Background Acute inflammatory polyradiculoneuropathy secondary to chemotherapy for leukemia has been described in the pediatric literature. However, the reports are rare and have been mainly from intrathecal methotrexate in pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia patients who developed demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy. Case presentation A case report is presented of an...

Fluctuating Hemiparesis Secondary to Moyamoya Phenomenon in a Child with Down Syndrome: a case report

Moyamoya phenomenon is a term used to describe extensive collateralization of the circle of Willis arteries associated with severe unilateral or bilateral internal carotid artery stenosis or occlusion in the presence of certain conditions. Down syndrome is among these conditions. A case is reported of a young girl with Down syndrome who presented with fluctuating right-sided...