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"Naturalization" of the alien hand: case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9440428     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The alien hand syndrome is an involuntary motor phenomenon that occurs infrequently and mostly in stroke patients. A case is reported of a 67-year-old man with left hemiparesis whose hand crept and crawled, especially at night, which caused him to awaken by grasping his collar. The disturbing nocturnal activity of the hand was stilled by placing it in a common oven mitt.
J J Nicholas; M H Wichner; P B Gorelick; M M Ramsey
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation     Volume:  79     ISSN:  0003-9993     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Phys Med Rehabil     Publication Date:  1998 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-02-05     Completed Date:  1998-02-05     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985158R     Medline TA:  Arch Phys Med Rehabil     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  113-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cerebrovascular Disorders / complications*
Circadian Rhythm
Corpus Callosum / pathology
Functional Laterality
Hand / physiopathology*
Hemiplegia / complications*
Motor Activity*
Movement Disorders / etiology*,  pathology,  physiopathology,  rehabilitation*
Orthotic Devices

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