Bamberger's disease I

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Clonic spasms of the leg muscles, producing tics and a peculiar jumping or springing motion.

Description

Clonic spasms of the leg muscles, producing tics and a peculiar jumping or springing motion. There is echolalia (repetitive meaningless words) and abulia (lack of ability to make decisions). The condition may be observed in schizophrenia and hysteria Etiology: Irritation of motor cells of spinal cord.

Bibliography

  • H. von Bamberger:
    Saltatorischer Reflekskrampf, eine merkw├╝rdige Form von Spinal-Irritation.
    Wiener medizinische Wochenschrift, 1859, 9: 49-52, 65-67.

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