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Review of 23 patients affected by the stiff man syndrome: clinical subdivision into stiff trunk (man) syndrome, stiff limb syndrome, and progressive encephalomyelitis with rigidity.

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OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether the stiff limb syndrome may be separated from the stiff man syndrome and progressive encephalomyelitis with rigidity on simple clinical grounds, and whether such a distinction has implications for aetiology, treatment, and prognosis. METHODS: Twenty three patients referred over a 10 year period with rigidity and spasms in association with continuous motor unit activity, but without evidence of neuromyotonia, extrapyramidal or pyramidal dysfunction or focal le...

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10.1136/jnnp.65.5.633

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Barker, RA More by this author
Marsden, CD More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neuroscience, Biomedical Research Centre
Journal:
Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry
Volume:
65
Issue:
5
Pages:
633-640
Publication date:
1998-11-05
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EISSN:
1468-330X
ISSN:
0022-3050
URN:
uuid:f49b890f-0e89-4944-a96f-8f74936b29aa
Source identifiers:
368963
Local pid:
pubs:368963

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