Gilda Caricati

Azienda Ospedaliera Santa Maria Nuova di Reggio Emilia, Reggio nell'Emilia, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

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Publications (2)1.88 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: Complex tics have been widely reported in literature, especially in children with Tourette syndrome. We describe the case of a fracture line of both peroneal bones in a 13-year-old child with Tourette syndrome and obsessive-compulsive disorder. He was admitted to our hospital because of pain in his legs. Radiography showed fractures of both peroneal bones, more marked on the left side. The clinical history was strongly suggestive of obsessive-compulsive disorder and Tourette syndrome with associated simple and complex motor tics. Radiographic follow-up showed spontaneous resolution of the fractures.
    No preview · Article · Feb 2006 · Brain and Development
  • E. Della Giustina · G. Bertani · G. Caricati
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    ABSTRACT: Though neuroimaging techniques provide useful clinical applications to many pediatric neurometabolic diseases, the neuropathologic examination does keep a basic role in such conditions in either contributing to the diagnosis or clarifying their pathogenesis. Most interesting are the aminoacidopathies, which gain clinical understanding by the demonstration of spongiosis of both the cortex and the hemispheric white matter; silver stains, moreover, can show immature cortical neurons with stemming somatic dendrites and loss of synaptic spines. The cerebro-hepato-renal syndrome of Zellweger is another example of intriguing neuropathology because of its features of developmental arrest at the 4th-5th month of gestation, i. e. pachigyria of the main inferior olivary nucleus and the peculiar cytology of the cortical and cerebellar neurons, namely the Purkinje cell. Among the mitochondriopathies, Menkes disease deserves attention because of its devastating ischemic insult to the brain and the degenerating features of nerve cells.
    No preview · Article · Oct 2002 · Bollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia

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8 Citations
1.88 Total Impact Points


  • 2006
    • Azienda Ospedaliera Santa Maria Nuova di Reggio Emilia
      Reggio nell'Emilia, Emilia-Romagna, Italy