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Title: Acute ataxia, Graves' disease, and stiff person syndrome
Authors: Chia S.-Y.
Chua R.
Lo Y.-L. 
Wong M.-C. 
Chan L.-L. 
Tan E.-K. 
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Wiley
Citation: Chia S.-Y., Chua R., Lo Y.-L., Wong M.-C., Chan L.-L., Tan E.-K. (2007). Acute ataxia, Graves' disease, and stiff person syndrome. Movement Disorders 22 (13) : 1969-1971. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Stiff person syndrome (SPS) has been associated with autoimmune diseases, such as Type 1 diabetes mellitus and autoimmune thyroid disease (Hashimoto's thyroiditis), among others. The association of SPS with hyperthyroidism is extremely rare. We describe a patient with uncontrolled Graves' disease and undiagnosed SPS, who presented initially with acute ataxia simulating a cerebrovascular accident. Initiation of immunosuppressive therapy dramatically improved the patient's Graves' disease within 2 weeks but the neurological symptoms were not alleviated after a follow-up period of 3 years. 2007 Movement Disorder Society.
Source Title: Movement Disorders
ISSN: 08853185
DOI: 10.1002/mds.21703
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