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Article
May 1939

ANGIOID STREAKS

Author Affiliations

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS

Arch Ophthalmol. 1939;21(5):746-774. doi:10.1001/archopht.1939.00860050030004
Abstract

REPORT OF A CASE OF THE SYNDROME OF GRÖNBLAD AND STRANDBERG1 (ANGIOID STREAKS AND PSEUDOXANTHOMA ELASTICUM) 

History.  —A woman aged 48 was admitted to the neurologic ward of the Wilhelmina Hospital on March 26, 1935. During the night of March 23 she noticed a loss of power in her left arm and leg, which had developed insidiously. The next morning there was a disturbance of speech and swallowing. The patient spoke indistinctly and was able to form a few letters only with difficulty. In addition, she noticed that she had difficulty in moving her tongue while speaking. She understood all that was said to her. She complained of a tingling sensation in the affected limbs, more marked in the left leg. "Menstruation" started on March 24 and ended on March 26 ; the previous week, when the period was due, the patient had also menstruated. This was the first time

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