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Micrographia associated with a parietal lobe lesion in multiple sclerosis.
  1. N J Scolding,
  2. A J Lees
  1. National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London, UK.


    The occurrence of micrographia in a 52 year old women two years after an isolated episode of painful sensory disturbance led to the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. Her handwriting returned to normal after a course of intravenous methylprednisolone. Previous reports of movement disorders occurring in the context of multiple sclerosis are briefly reviewed. The finding on MRI studies of an enhancing lesion in the dominant parietal white matter supports Kinnier Wilson's suggestion that the anatomical origin of micrographia lies in the cerebral hemisphere rather than the corpus striatum.

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