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Criteria for Stiff Man Plus Syndromes

Purpose:

To identify a patient who may have a stiff man "plus" syndrome based on the criteria of Brown and Marsden.

Specialty:

Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, laboratory tests, criteria for diagnosis

ICD-10:

G25.82

Description:

Some patients with muscle rigidity do not fit the classic pattern of the Stiff Man Syndrome. These patients have some of the features of SMS, "plus" some additional features that are not typically seen.

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