Motor paresis improved by sympathetic block. A motor form of reflex sympathetic dystrophy?

  title={Motor paresis improved by sympathetic block. A motor form of reflex sympathetic dystrophy?},
  author={Takanori Yokota and Tetsuo Furukawa and Hiroshi Tsukagoshi},
  journal={Archives of neurology},
  volume={46 6},
Four patients had a characteristic motor paresis that was dramatically improved by sympathetic block. The cause of this paresis could not be determined by the usual neurological examinations. It was similar to reflex sympathetic dystrophy in that the patients experienced severe pain, swelling, coldness, and muscle atrophy in the affected limbs or other parts of the body in the course of their illness. However, the motor paresis could precede the pain or develop after the pain had disappeared… 
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