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The stiff man and stiff man plus syndromes.

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Rigidity in the setting of continuous motor unit activity at rest can be caused by a variety of central and peripheral conditions. A central origin is suggested by the presence of painful reflex spasms. Focal spinal lesions and infective causes are relatively easily excluded through imaging, microbiological and serological studies. There then remain a group of patients who may have the classical 'stiff-man syndrome' or a related syndrome. When strict diagnostic criteria are used, patients wit...

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10.1007/s004150050425

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neuroscience, Biomedical Research Centre
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Journal:
Journal of neurology
Volume:
246
Issue:
8
Pages:
648-652
Publication date:
1999-08-05
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EISSN:
1432-1459
ISSN:
0340-5354
URN:
uuid:5e7a4b38-5b99-4601-ac9f-a1ed96f32d18
Source identifiers:
368949
Local pid:
pubs:368949

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