Stiff-man syndrome

Franco Folli, Annamaria Prioletta, Angelo Quattrini, Giuseppe Galardi

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Stiff-man syndrome is a central nervous system disorder, characterized by muscle rigidity and painful spasms, which involve mainly the muscles of the limbs, trunk, and neck. This chapter discusses the etiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of this disorder.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNeuromuscular Disorders in Clinical Practice
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9781461465676, 1461465664, 9781461465669
StatePublished - Nov 1 2014


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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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