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The stiff leg syndrome.

Abstract:

Four patients had a chronic progressive disorder beginning in middle age and involving stiffness and painful spasms of the lower limbs. Spasms were spontaneous, reflex, and induced by voluntary movement. Patients had rigidity and abnormal postures of one or both legs. There was no truncal rigidity or exaggerated lumbar lordosis. Despite the presence of symptoms for up to 16 years, symptoms and signs of brainstem, pyramidal, and sensory dysfunction were absent. Sphincter disturbance developed ...

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10.1136/jnnp.62.1.31

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neuroscience, Biomedical Research Centre
Rothwell, JC More by this author
Marsden, CD More by this author
Journal:
Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry
Volume:
62
Issue:
1
Pages:
31-37
Publication date:
1997-01-05
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EISSN:
1468-330X
ISSN:
0022-3050
URN:
uuid:79d23264-2bc3-4a89-b542-e1ea282109e9
Source identifiers:
368978
Local pid:
pubs:368978

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