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Lasègue's syndrome II

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A disturbance in conversion hysteria It us marked by hysterical anaesthesia with neuromuscular paralysis of an extremity when the eyes are closed, and accompanied by other hysterical symptoms. Prevalent in females. Tendon reflexes remain normal, and the patient can move and feel as long as the extremity can be visualized.


  • C. Lasègue:
    Antesthésie et ataxie hystérique.
    Archives générales de médecine, Paris, 1864, 3: 385-402. Des hysteriques périphériques.
    Archives générales de médecine, Paris, 1878, 1: 641-656.

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