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Lymphoma, thymoma and the wooden man: stiff‐person syndrome post‐thymoma excision and non‐Hodgkin lymphoma remission

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Stiff‐person syndrome (SPS) is an uncommon yet under‐diagnosed, neuromuscular disorder characterised by progressive muscle rigidity with superimposed painful muscle spasms triggered by tactile, auditory or emotional stimulation. We describe the world's first case report of typical SPS in a patient with previously excised thymoma and treated non‐Hodgkin lymphoma. This is of relevance because of the increasingly elucidated autoimmune aetiology of SPS.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1445-5994.2011.02688.x

Affiliations: 1: Medical Registrar, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney 2: Department of Neurology, Wollongong Hospital, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia

Publication date: February 1, 2012

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