A 35-year-old bricklayer with hemimyoclonic jerks

  title={A 35-year-old bricklayer with hemimyoclonic jerks},
  author={Thomas Gr{\"u}newald and Johannes B. Lampe and Benedikt Weissbrich and Heinz Reichmann},
  journal={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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