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Stiff man syndromes

Ivan Donaldson, C. David Marsden, Susanne A. Schneider and Kailash P. Bhatia

in Marsden's Book of Movement Disorders

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192619112
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199698103 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780192619112.003.1095
Stiff man syndromes

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The stiff man (stiff person) syndrome is a chronic disorder characterized by continuous, widespread, and often painful contraction of skeletal muscles, involving agonists and antagonists and accompanied by sustained motor unit activity on electromyography (EMG). These features are abolished by peripheral nerve blockade.

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Subjects: Neurology

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