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Myasthenia gravis as a cause of head drop in Parkinson disease.
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PMID:  21532382     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Head drop is characterized by marked anterior flexion of the cervical spine. As a result, the affected patient presents with the head tilted forward and the chin resting on the chest. We report a 75-year-old male patient with parkinsonism and head drop caused by isolated myasthenic weakness of the neck extensor muscles. Our case is the second report of isolated head drop as a presenting symptom of myasthenia gravis in a patient with parkinsonism.
Authors:
Irem Fatma Uludag; Meltem Korucuk; Ufuk Sener; Yasar Zorlu
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The neurologist     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1074-7931     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurologist     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-05-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9503763     Medline TA:  Neurologist     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  144-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Neurology, Izmir Tepecik Educational and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey.
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