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Stiff-man syndrome associated with nocturnal myoclonus and epilepsy.
  1. P Martinelli,
  2. P Pazzaglia,
  3. P Montagna,
  4. G Coccagna,
  5. N Rizzuto,
  6. S Simonati,
  7. E Lugaresi


    A case of stiff-man syndrome associated with primary generalised epilepsy is reported. In addition, nocturnal polygraphic recording revealed a nocturnal myoclonus. Detailed examination of the central nervous system did not show specific changes. There is no direct proof as to a spinal or supraspinal origin of the stiff-man syndrome. The absence of specific anatomical lesions may indicate a functional rather than a structural disturbance in its physiopathogenesis.

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