Text-Book of Nervous Diseases

Text-Book of Nervous Diseases

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ... first and spreads diffusely. The atrophy is less marked than the paralysis. There is rigidity, exaggerated reflexes, and sometimes tremor. Fibrillary contractions are present. There are no notable sensory symptoms. The legs are affected later; the paralysis and spastic condition of the legs are antecedent to the atrophy. The visceral centres are not involved. The disease progresses rather rapidly and finally involves the medulla, causing bulbar paralysis and death. Sometimes ophthalmoplegia is also present. In less typical cases the disease begins with spinal and bulbar symptoms almost simultaneously. In a cas9 under the writer, s observation there was ophthalmoplegia, bulbar paralysis, and spinal atrophy beginning at nearly the same time. Ordinary cases of spinal muscular atrophy may also be early associated with rigidity and exaggerated reflexes. The jaw jerk is often increased in this disease, which cannot be said to be really distinct from progressive spinal muscular atrophy; it runs usually a rapid course, causing death in two or three years. THE PROGRESSIVE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHIES. This name is given to various forms of progressive muscular atrophy in which the disease is hereditary in character and attacks primarily the muscles. Although a muscular disease, yet its close relationship with spinal muscular atrophies leads us to describe it here.' A number of types have been described, the distinctions being based chiefly on the part of the body first affected. These types are not of great importance, but may be enumerated here for convenience: 1. Pseudo-muscular hypertrophy. (a) Leyden-MObius or hereditary type, appearing in children, beginning in back and lower limbs. 2. Erb, s juvenile type, or scapulo-humeral type, beginning in childhood or...show more

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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 354g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236503341
  • 9781236503343