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Spinal Myoclonus in Association with Herpes Zoster Infection: Two Case Reports

  • G.S. Dhaliwal (a1) and D.A. McGreal (a1)
Summary:

Two cases of segmental spinal myoclonus, attributed to herpes zoster infection, are presented. The findings support the suggestion made by Campbell and Garland (1956) that “subacute myoclonic spinal neuronitis” is of viral origin. Both patients were receiving immuno-suppressive treatment when the myoclonus developed. The value of carbamazepine in therapy is mentioned.

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The Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1X8, Canada
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Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences
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  • EISSN: 2057-0155
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