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FAMILY PERIODIC PARALYSIS IN A GIRL AGED SEVENTEEN

FAMILY PERIODIC PARALYSIS IN A GIRL AGED SEVENTEEN Abstract Family periodic paralysis is a rare disease of unknown etiology. Reports of cases have appeared in the literature from time to time since Hartwig in 1874 published the first report of an undoubted case of the disease under the title "Intermittent Spinal Paralysis." Singer and Goodbody1 in 1901 summed up the main clinical features of the condition as follows: "Periodic attacks of flaccid paralysis in an otherwise healthy individual, of varying duration from 5 or 6 to 72 hours, during which there is a gradual and progressive onset, leading in complete attacks to absolute paralysis of all four extremities, neck, and trunk but not affecting as a rule the muscles supplied by the cranial nerves. Proceeding pari passu with this loss of power there is loss of muscular excitability to electricity and percussion and abolition of all reflexes in the affected parts. There is never at any time any References 1. Singer, H. D., and Goodbody, F. W.: A Case of Family Periodic Paralysis, with a Critical Digest of the Literature , Brain 24:257, 1901.Crossref 2. This was the first case observed in the Lakeside Hospital in 162,016 admissions. 3. The patient was presented before the Cleveland Neurological Society, Cleveland, Nov. 9, 1932. 4. Lederle's ovarian substance was used. 5. Westphal, C.: Ueber einen merkwürdigen Fall von periodischer Lähmung aller vier Extremitäten, mit gleichzeitigem Erlöschen der elektrischen Erregbarkeit während der Lähmung , Berl. klin. Wchnschr. 32:489, 1885. 6. Goldflam, S.: Ueber eine eigentümliche Form von periodischer familiärer, wahrscheinlich auto-intoxicatorischer Paralyse , Wien. med. Presse 31:1418, 1890 7. Ztschr. f. klin. Med. ( (supp.) ) 19:240, 1891. 8. Mitchell, J. K.: A Study of a Case of Family Periodic Paralysis , Am. J. M. Sc. 118:513, 1899.Crossref 9. Shinosaki, T.: Klinische Studien über die periodische Extremitätenlähmung , Ztschr. f. d. ges. Neurol. u. Psychiat. 100:564, 1926.Crossref 10. Dunlap, H. F., and Kepler, E. J.: Occurrence of Periodic Paralysis in the Course of Exophthalmic Goitre , Proc. Staff Meet., Mayo Clin. 6:272 ( (May 6) ) 1931. 11. Morrison, S., and Levy, M.: The Thyroid Factor in Family Periodic Paralysis , Arch. Neurol. & Psychiat. 28:386 ( (Aug.) ) 1932. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Neurology & Psychiatry American Medical Association

FAMILY PERIODIC PARALYSIS IN A GIRL AGED SEVENTEEN

Archives of Neurology & Psychiatry , Volume 35 (1) – Jan 1, 1936

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Abstract

Abstract Family periodic paralysis is a rare disease of unknown etiology. Reports of cases have appeared in the literature from time to time since Hartwig in 1874 published the first report of an undoubted case of the disease under the title "Intermittent Spinal Paralysis." Singer and Goodbody1 in 1901 summed up the main clinical features of the condition as follows: "Periodic attacks of flaccid paralysis in an otherwise healthy individual, of varying duration from 5 or 6 to 72 hours, during which there is a gradual and progressive onset, leading in complete attacks to absolute paralysis of all four extremities, neck, and trunk but not affecting as a rule the muscles supplied by the cranial nerves. Proceeding pari passu with this loss of power there is loss of muscular excitability to electricity and percussion and abolition of all reflexes in the affected parts. There is never at any time any References 1. Singer, H. D., and Goodbody, F. W.: A Case of Family Periodic Paralysis, with a Critical Digest of the Literature , Brain 24:257, 1901.Crossref 2. This was the first case observed in the Lakeside Hospital in 162,016 admissions. 3. The patient was presented before the Cleveland Neurological Society, Cleveland, Nov. 9, 1932. 4. Lederle's ovarian substance was used. 5. Westphal, C.: Ueber einen merkwürdigen Fall von periodischer Lähmung aller vier Extremitäten, mit gleichzeitigem Erlöschen der elektrischen Erregbarkeit während der Lähmung , Berl. klin. Wchnschr. 32:489, 1885. 6. Goldflam, S.: Ueber eine eigentümliche Form von periodischer familiärer, wahrscheinlich auto-intoxicatorischer Paralyse , Wien. med. Presse 31:1418, 1890 7. Ztschr. f. klin. Med. ( (supp.) ) 19:240, 1891. 8. Mitchell, J. K.: A Study of a Case of Family Periodic Paralysis , Am. J. M. Sc. 118:513, 1899.Crossref 9. Shinosaki, T.: Klinische Studien über die periodische Extremitätenlähmung , Ztschr. f. d. ges. Neurol. u. Psychiat. 100:564, 1926.Crossref 10. Dunlap, H. F., and Kepler, E. J.: Occurrence of Periodic Paralysis in the Course of Exophthalmic Goitre , Proc. Staff Meet., Mayo Clin. 6:272 ( (May 6) ) 1931. 11. Morrison, S., and Levy, M.: The Thyroid Factor in Family Periodic Paralysis , Arch. Neurol. & Psychiat. 28:386 ( (Aug.) ) 1932.

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Archives of Neurology & PsychiatryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jan 1, 1936

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