Cryptogenic drop attacks: an affliction of women.

  title={Cryptogenic drop attacks: an affliction of women.},
  author={David L Stevens and Winston Matthews},
  journal={British medical journal},
  volume={1 5851},
A drop attack was defined as falling without warning, not apparently due to any malfunction of the legs, not induced by change of posture or movement of the head, and not accompanied by vertigo or other cephalic sensation. All 33 patients attending a neurological clinic with a primary complaint fulfilling these criteria were women, and a further seven examples were found by questioning 200 consecutive patients at a gynaecological clinic. No affected male was found.In all but one patient, falls… CONTINUE READING

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