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Abnormal transcranial magnetic stimulation in a patient with presumed psychogenic paralysis
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    Re:Transcranial magnetic stimulation is a useful diagnostic test in psychogenic paralysis
    • Ruth Geraldes, Neurologist
    • Other Contributors:
      • Professor Mamede de Carvalho

    I thank Dr. Civardi and his group, who have demonstrated a large experience with the practical use of Motor Evoked Potentials, for their interest in our article describing a patient with presumed psychogenic left hemiparalysis and abnormal transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) (1). Our initial aim in performing TMS to our patient was exactly to prove that MEPs were normal, as suggested by other authors (including Dr. C...

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    Transcranial magnetic stimulation is a useful diagnostic test in psychogenic paralysis
    • Carlo Civardi, neurologist
    • Other Contributors:
      • Alessandra Collini, Francesco Monaco

    Dear Editor,

    I read with interest the article by Geraldes et al.[1] on the use of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) in psychogenic paralysis. The Authors showed in a young lady with a reversible left body limbs paresis due to conversion disorders (CD), a significant increase of corticomotor threshold and reduction in amplitude of motor evoked potentials (MEP) in the affected side. These changes were resto...

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