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A case report of patient with cerebellar variant of stiff person syndrome

Ewa Maludzińska, Monika Rudzińska, Artur Stępień, Andrzej Szczudlik
DOI: 10.1016/j.pjnns.2015.11.003
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Neurol Neurochir Pol 2016;50(1):59-62.

open access

Vol 50, No 1 (2016)
Case reports
Submitted: 2014-07-02

Abstract

Stiff person syndrome (SPS) is a rare autoimmune neurological disorder with antibodies against antigens involved in neurotransmission of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). About 10% of patients with SPS may develop ataxia. This cerebellar variant is a distinct subset of SPS with more severe and complex clinical phenotype.

We report the clinical, neuropsychological and neuroradiological findings in a 39-year-old female with cerebellar variant of SPS.

Abstract

Stiff person syndrome (SPS) is a rare autoimmune neurological disorder with antibodies against antigens involved in neurotransmission of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). About 10% of patients with SPS may develop ataxia. This cerebellar variant is a distinct subset of SPS with more severe and complex clinical phenotype.

We report the clinical, neuropsychological and neuroradiological findings in a 39-year-old female with cerebellar variant of SPS.

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Keywords

Stiff person syndrome, Cerebellar ataxia, Cognitive impairment, Glutamic acid decarboxylase antibodies

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Title

A case report of patient with cerebellar variant of stiff person syndrome

Journal

Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska

Issue

Vol 50, No 1 (2016)

Pages

59-62

DOI

10.1016/j.pjnns.2015.11.003

Bibliographic record

Neurol Neurochir Pol 2016;50(1):59-62.

Keywords

Stiff person syndrome
Cerebellar ataxia
Cognitive impairment
Glutamic acid decarboxylase antibodies

Authors

Ewa Maludzińska
Monika Rudzińska
Artur Stępień
Andrzej Szczudlik

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