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Disease Stiff-Person Syndrome

Name Stiff-Person Syndrome
Synonyms Congenital Stiff-Man Syndrome | Congenital Stiff-Person Syndrome | Familial Hyperekplexia | Hereditary Hyperekplexia | Hyperekplexia | Moersch Woltmann Syndrome | Moersch-Woltmann Syndrome | PER, INCLUDED | PERM, INCLUDED | SPS | Startle Syndrome | Stiff-Baby Syndrome | Stiffman Syndrome | Stiff Man Syndrome | Stiff-Man Syndrome | Stiff Person Syndrome | Stiff-Trunk Syndrome | STIFF-TRUNK SYNDROME PROGRESSIVE ENCEPHALOMYELITIS WITH RIGIDITY, INCLUDED | Syndrome, Moersch-Woltmann | Syndrome, Stiffman | Syndrome, Stiff-Man | Syndrome, Stiff-Person
Definition A condition characterized by persistent spasms (SPASM) involving multiple muscles, primarily in the lower limbs and trunk. The illness tends to occur in the fourth to sixth decade of life, presenting with intermittent spasms that become continuous. Minor sensory stimuli, such as noise and light touch, precipitate severe spasms. Spasms do not occur during sleep and only rarely involve cranial muscles. Respiration may become impaired in advanced cases. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1492; Neurology 1998 Jul;51(1):85-93)
Categories Immune system disease | Nervous system disease
MeSH® ID D016750
OMIM® ID 184850
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4. DiseasesImmune System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Autoimmune Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Autoimmune Diseases of the Nervous System Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Stiff-Person Syndrome Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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