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Brainstem encephalopathy with stimulus-sensitive myoclonus leading to respiratory arrest, but with recovery: a description of two cases and review of the literature.

Abstract:

Two unrelated patients developed bulbar symptoms, followed within several weeks by spontaneous myoclonus and painful, generalized, stimulus-sensitive jerks triggered by unexpected noises and cutaneous stimuli. They progressed to respiratory arrest and required mechanical ventilation, but both patients subsequently made an almost full recovery. These cases stress the importance of persevering with supportive treatment despite rapid progression of this severe generalized movement disorder. The ...

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10.1002/mds.870110618

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Kullmann, DM More by this author
Howard, RS More by this author
Miller, DH More by this author
Hirsch, NP More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neuroscience, Biomedical Research Centre
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Journal:
Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society
Volume:
11
Issue:
6
Pages:
715-718
Publication date:
1996-11-05
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EISSN:
1531-8257
ISSN:
0885-3185
URN:
uuid:4c0d6d00-fb28-4baf-95dd-4f191d20bc44
Source identifiers:
368983
Local pid:
pubs:368983

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