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Vol. 3, No. 2, 2011
Issue release date: May – August
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Case Rep Neurol 2011;3:141–146
(DOI:10.1159/000329734)
Published: June 2011

Acute Demyelinating Disease after Oral Therapy with Herbal Extracts

Kostianovsky A.a · Maskin P.b · Noriega M.M.c · Soler C.a · Bonelli I.b · Riley C.S.d · O’Connor K.C.d · López Saubidet C.a · Alvarez P.A.a
aInternal Medicine, bIntensive Care, and cPathology Department, Centro de Educación Médica e Investigaciones Clínicas ‘Norberto Quirno’, CEMIC, Buenos Aires, Argentina; dDepartment of Neurology, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn., USA Case Rep Neurol 2011;3:141–146 (DOI:10.1159/000329734)

Abstract

Central nervous system demyelinating processes such as multiple sclerosis and acute disseminated encephalomyelitis constitute a group of diseases not completely understood in their physiopathology. Environmental and toxic insults are thought to play a role in priming autoimmunity. The aim of the present report is to describe a case of acute demyelinating disease with fatal outcome occurring 15 days after oral exposure to herbal extracts.

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Paulino A. Alvarez, MD
Av. Las Heras 2900Ciudad de Buenos Aires C1425ASS (Argentina)
Tel. +54 11 5299 0600E-Mail paulinoalvarez@hotmail.com


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Published online: June 25, 2011
Number of Print Pages : 6
Number of Figures : 2,


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Case Reports in Neurology

Vol. 3, No. 2, Year 2011 (Cover Date: May - August)

Journal Editor: Tatlisumak T. (Helsinki)
ISSN: NIL (Print), eISSN: 1662-680X (Online)

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