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Paraplegia due to adrenomyeloneuropathy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6462733     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Only nine cases of adrenomyeloneuropathy have been reported in the literature. It manifested as adrenal insufficiency, spastic paraparesis, loss of bowel, bladder and sexual functions, and peripheral neuropathy. Our paper describes a patient with the diagnosis of adrenomyeloneuropathy who was admitted to our hospital for rehabilitation. Family and neurological history, physical examination and special laboratory studies such as ACTH stimulation test, electrodiagnostic findings, cystometrogram and sexual function evaluation were essential to establish the diagnosis of this disease. His rehabilitation consisted of bowel and bladder training, ambulation with long-leg braces and crutches, wheelchair mobilization and transfers, and independence of all activities of daily living.
S Lamid; A Z El Ghatit
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Paraplegia     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0031-1758     ISO Abbreviation:  Paraplegia     Publication Date:  1984 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-09-11     Completed Date:  1984-09-11     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985038R     Medline TA:  Paraplegia     Country:  SCOTLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  119-23     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Adrenal Insufficiency / blood,  complications*,  diagnosis
Muscle Spasticity / etiology
Paraplegia / etiology*,  rehabilitation
Urinary Bladder, Neurogenic / etiology

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