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Stiff Man Syndrome Clinical Features

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient for findings associated with the Stiff Man (or Stiff Person) Syndrome.

Specialty:

Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

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

ICD-10:

G25.82

Description:

The Stiff Man (or Stiff Person) Syndrome is a heterogenous disorder associated with involuntary muscle stiffness or spasms. It is believed to be an autoimmune disorder involving the central nervous system and resulting in impairment of the neuronal pathways.

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