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This Month in The Archives of Neurology
July 1998

This Month in The Archives of Neurology

Arch Neurol. 1998;55(7):903-904. doi:10.1001/archneur.55.7.903

Askanas and EngelArticle provide a state-of-the art, elegant review of inclusion body myositis and hereditary inclusion body myopathies. Clinical, neuropathologic, and molecular details are clearly reviewed, with a view toward understanding these disorders from the perspective of oxidative stress and aging.

The clinical presentation of malignant brain tumors in the elderly differs from that in younger patients. Confusion, aphasia, or memory losses are more common in patients older than 65 years. Important diagnostic details are provided by Lowry et alArticle, and an expert perspective on this subject is included in an editorial by Fathallah-Shaykh and McIntireArticle.