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Generalized freezing in Hallervorden-Spatz syndrome: case report.
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PMID:  10362909     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report the case of a female patient who was exhibiting slowly progressive, severe, generalized freezing of voluntary movement and disequilibrium. Brain magnetic resonance imaging showed a very low signal intensity in both pallidal nuclei, with a high signal intensity in the central portion, the so called 'eye-of-the-tiger' sign. Despite the unusual clinical features, we believe that this is a case of Hallervorden-Spatz syndrome, although without neuropathological examination we were unable to confirm the diagnosis with certainty. This case further demonstrates the complex role of the pallidum in voluntary movement.
J Guimarães; J V Santos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of neurology : the official journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1351-5101     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Neurol.     Publication Date:  1999 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-06-21     Completed Date:  2000-06-21     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9506311     Medline TA:  Eur J Neurol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  509-13     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 1999 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Servico de Neurologia, Hospital de Egas Moniz - Rua da Junqueira, 126-1300, Lisboa, Portugal.
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MeSH Terms
Brain / pathology
Disease Progression
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Movement Disorders / pathology,  physiopathology*
Pantothenate Kinase-Associated Neurodegeneration / pathology,  physiopathology*

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