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Paroxysmal dysarthria and ataxia in multiple sclerosis and corresponding magnetic resonance imaging findings.
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PMID:  20852877     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Paroxysmal dysarthria (PD) and paroxysmal dysarthria-ataxia (PDA) syndromes are uncommon symptoms of the neurological dysfunction in multiple sclerosis (MS). We describe two patients who had clinically definite MS presented with symptomatic PD and PDA syndromes, respectively, related to demyelinating lesions. In one patient, the PD symptom was the initial manifestation of an acute episode. In the other patient, the episode of dysarthria was accompanied by ataxia disorders. Both patients had midbrain lesions at or below the level of the right red nucleus on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), confirming that this area is critically involved. Both responded well to carbamazepine (CBZ).
Authors:
Yongmei Li; Chun Zeng; Tianyou Luo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-09-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurology     Volume:  258     ISSN:  1432-1459     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Neurol.     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0423161     Medline TA:  J Neurol     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  273-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Radiology, The First Affiliated Hospital, Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, 400016, China, lymzhang70@yahoo.com.cn.
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