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Stewart-Holmes syndrome

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Epileptic fits, manifested by jerking movements of one arm.

Description

Epileptic fits, manifested by jerking movements of one arm. The movements are irregular in sequence and distribution, occasionally affecting the other arm to a slighter degree. Attacks last 2 to 3 minutes. Frequently asssociated with vertigo. The disturbance is due to cerebellar lesions.

Bibliography

  • T. G. Stewart, G. Holmes:
    Symptomatology of cerebellar tumors: A study of forty cases.
    Brain, London, 1904, 27: 522-591.
  • R. S. Dow, G. Moruzzi:
    The Physiology and Pathology of the Cerebellum. Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press, 1958.

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