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Stiff-person syndrome: a case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  21287911     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We report a case of stiff-person syndrome associated with several autoimmune diseases. A 49-year-old male with type 1 diabetes presented with a 6-month history of muscle rigidity and spasms of his upper and lower extremities. Anti-glutamic acid decarboxylase 65 antibody was elevated at 609 nmol/L. Electromyography revealed continuous motor unit activity in agonist and antagonist muscles. He responded favorably to diazepam, baclofen, and intravenous immunoglobulin infusions. This case report describes stiff-person syndrome in association with pernicious anemia and diabetes mellitus. A review of the literature discusses the diagnosis and treatment of this rare entity.
Authors:
Steve Egwuonwu; Fernando Chedebeau
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the National Medical Association     Volume:  102     ISSN:  0027-9684     ISO Abbreviation:  J Natl Med Assoc     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503090     Medline TA:  J Natl Med Assoc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1261-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Internal Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, 4800 Alberta Ave, El Paso, TX 79905, USA. steveoge76@yahoo.com
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