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General Child Neurology
Jan. 06, 2021
Movement disorders are prominent in the clinical presentation of many autoimmune disorders. These abnormal motor phenomena include faciobrachial dystonic seizures, neuromyotonia, chorea, myorhythmia, stereotypies, dystonia, tremor, parkinsonism, ataxia, and stiff-person-like phenomena. Each type of autoimmune encephalitis presents with a different profile of abnormal movements, and a therapeutic response to immunomodulatory therapy suggests that these motor phenomena also have an autoimmune pathogenesis.
Oct. 12, 2020
Aug. 31, 2020
Stiff-person syndrome is a rare disorder that causes continuous muscle contractions with spasms, abnormal postures, and progressive disability. It is often associated with other autoimmune signs and symptoms as well as nonspecific and organ-specific autoantibodies. The symptoms of stiff-person syndrome likely relate to cortical and spinal cord hyperexcitability secondary to reduction of GABA.
Aug. 16, 2020