A 35-year-old bricklayer with hemimyoclonic jerks

  title={A 35-year-old bricklayer with hemimyoclonic jerks},
  author={T. Gr{\"u}newald and J. Lampe and B. Weissbrich and H. Reichmann},
  journal={The Lancet},
  • T. Grünewald, J. Lampe, +1 author H. Reichmann
  • Published 1998
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet
  • A 35-year-old bricklayer was admitted to hospital in January, 1997, with a 1-week history of pain in his legs, shoulder, and neck; weakness of his left arm; and progressive loss of memory. T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of his head showed diffuse swelling of the right temporal lobe. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) was clear, with 1·02 g/L protein, 1610 6 white 

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