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The letter by Dr Stricker regarding Radonjic's analysis of Christina's World,1 which casts the famous work of art in a new light, is certainly welcome. Rather than accepting the usual diagnosis of Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease, Dr Stricker proposes Lyme disease as the condition that leads the woman to take such a vulnerable pose. Although such a novel interpretation is an important part of the ongoing discourse on this piece, upon deeper analysis there are several aspects to further explore.
Source: The American Journal of Medicine - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Letter Source Type: research

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Source: Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Selected Topics Source Type: research
Conclusions. The nerve roots of CIDP, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type-1, and polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, M protein, and skin changes syndrome were difficult to distinguish by MRN. Atypical CIDP patients had less nerve root injury compared with typical CIDP patients. MRN of either the brachial plexus or the lumbosacral plexus had a high diagnostic accuracy for CIDP, and it is not necessary to perform both parts of the examination. Level of Evidence: 2
Source: Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: DIAGNOSTICS Source Type: research
Borrelia bavariensis is one of the agents of Lyme Borreliosis (or Lyme disease) in Eurasia. The genome of the Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato species complex, that includes B. bavariensis, is known to be very com...
Source: BMC Genomics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
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Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Case report Source Type: research
Source: Frontiers in cellular and infection microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
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AbstractObjectivesThere is a lack of data on patients ’ and diagnostic factors for prognostication of complete recovery in patients with non-idiopathic peripheral facial palsy (FP).MethodsCohort register-based study of 264 patients with non-idiopathic peripheral FP and uniform diagnostics and standardized treatment in a university hospital from 2007 to 2017 (47% female, median age: 57  years). Clinical data, facial grading, electrodiagnostics, motor function tests, non-motor function tests, and onset of prednisolone therapy were assessed for their impact on the probability of complete recovery using univariable ...
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
Discussionby Dr MGK Murthy, Dr GA PrasadChronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP) is characterized clinically by a progressive or relapsing course of many months to years of symptoms similar to compressive myelopathy.Etiology Remains unknown, but T-cell activation in nerves plays an important role in the pathogenesis of CIDP&antigens in Schwann cells have been identified.PathologicallyCIDP is characterized by mononuclear cell infiltrates, edema, segmental demyelination, and remyelination&“onion bulb formation” which describes enlarged fascicles with increased endoneural connectiv...
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