[The stiff-man syndrome. A case report with regard to clinical, electromyographical and pharmacological signs (author's transl)].

Our electromyographical findings show no evidence for a spinal or neurogenic origin of muscle stiffness in stiff-man syndrome. It is assumed that the tonic muscle rigidity is induced by abnormal impulses from the brainstem. The measured latencies of electrically induced muscle spasm in the legs are in accordance with this hypothetic site of origin. Muscle… CONTINUE READING