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Stiffperson syndrome

Moises A Sidransky, Neilson V Tran, Alan David Kaye
A 34 year old morbidly obese stiffperson syndrome (SPS) patient was scheduled for a permanent catheter placement. SPS is a rare neurologic condition with a suspected autoimmune etiology. SPS most common manifestations are progressive, including severe muscle rigidity or stiffness affecting the spine and lower extremities more than other muscle groups. SPS have superimposed episodic muscle spasms that may resemble myotonic-like contractions and are precipitated by unexpected noises, tactile stimuli, or emotional stress...
June 2013: Middle East Journal of Anesthesiology
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