Clinical Neuroscience

[Observations on paralysis spinalis spastica in a family]

DOBI Sándor1, GYETVAI Erzsébet1

FEBRUARY 01, 1960

Clinical Neuroscience - 1960;13(02)

[Authors observed paralysis spinalis spastica in three members of a family belonging to two generations. The onset in all three cases was adult onset. Their cases are consistent with the literature and are considered to be typical. After raising clinical differential diagnostic issues, the scarce national publications on the observation of heredo famililiaris neuropathies are highlighted.]


  1. Gyulai Megyei Kórház Ideg-Elme Osztály



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