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Lhermitte-Lévy syndrome

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A syndrome of slowly progressing paralysis after a stroke, with incessant choreiform movements of arms and legs (rhythmic trembling), and visual and auditory hallucinations. It occurs in elderly people.

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  • J. J. Lhermitte, G. Levy:
    Phénomènes d’allucinose chez une malade presentant une torsion et une contracture athetoides intentionnelles du bras.
    Société de Neurologie de Paris, May 7, 1931.
  • J. J. Lhermitte, G. Delthil, Garnier:
    Syndrome contralateral du noyau rouge avec hallucinations visuelles et auditives.
    Revue neurologique, Paris, 1938, 70: 623-628.

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