Progressive encephalomyelitis with rigidity and myoclonus and glycine receptor antibodies
Jun. 07, 2023
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Because of poor peristalsis secondary to smooth muscle involvement, the newborn boy has a bowel filled with gas and retention of stool in the lower colon and rectum. (Reproduced with permission from: Sarnat HB, O’Connor T, Byrne PA. Clinical effects of myotonic dystrophy on pregnancy and the neonate. Arch Neurol 1976;33:459-65. Copyrighted 1976, American Medical Assoc.)