Spastic paretic hemifacial contracture as a presenting feature of multiple sclerosis.

@article{Koutsis2017SpasticPH,
  title={Spastic paretic hemifacial contracture as a presenting feature of multiple sclerosis.},
  author={Georgios Koutsis and Marianthi Breza and M. E. Evangelopoulos and Maria Constantinos Anagnostouli and Elisavet Andreadou and Georgios Karagiorgis and Panagiotis Kokotis and Costas Kilidireas and Nikolaos Karandreas},
  journal={Multiple sclerosis and related disorders},
  year={2017},
  volume={13},
  pages={112-115}
}
BACKGROUND Spastic paretic hemifacial contracture (SPHC) is characterized by sustained unilateral contraction of the facial muscles associated with mild ipsilateral facial paresis. Rarely described in the context of multiple sclerosis (MS), it has never been reported as presenting symptom of MS. CASE REPORTS Two patients developed SPHC within the context of a clinically isolated syndrome suggestive of MS. EMG revealed continuous resting activity of irregularly firing motor unit potentials… CONTINUE READING
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