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Lissauer's paralysis

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A peculiar course of dementia paralytica. An apoplectic type of general paresis. Rapid onset with strokes, usually following convulsive attacks and leaving hemiplegia, monoplegia, cranial nerve palsy, which after a short period partially or totally recede and leave only mild permanent defects. Course is slowly progressive.


  • E. Storch:
    Über einige Fälle atypischer progressiver Paralyse. Nach einem hinterlassenen Manuscript Dr. Lissauer’s.
    Monatsschrift für Psychiatrie und Neurologie, Berlin, 1901, 9: 401-434.

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