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June 1924

A CASE OF FAMILY PERIODIC PARALYSIS

Author Affiliations

Attending Neurologist, Cook County Hospital; CHICAGO

Arch NeurPsych. 1924;11(6):674-679. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1924.02190360062005
Abstract

One of us (C. F. R.) came to the office of the other for diagnosis and treatment. The case record follows.

REPORT OF CASE 

History.  —On May 11, 1923, a medical student, a man, aged 23, single, complained of a feeling of fulness in both ears for five months, a "queer feeling" for nine months in both sides of the face like contraction of muscles but without visible contraction, and an occasional feeling like electricity on the tongue or as if the tongue had been burned by hot soup. He also had occasional attacks of paralysis of various muscle groups. So far as he could remember, these began at about 12 years of age and had recurred at irregular intervals of weeks to months ever since. On rising after sitting for a long time some muscle would be very weak. Sometimes he developed "toe-drop" or "heel-drop" on one side, both

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