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The neurological manifestations of Whipple’s disease are protean order 100 mg eriacta otc, and include dementia 100mg eriacta mastercard, ataxia, supranuclear ophthalmoplegia (with sparing of the pupils), seizures, myoclonus, nystagmus and psychosis. Treatment is with antibiotics, usually a two-week intravenous course of trimethoprim-sulphamethoxazole or ceftriaxone followed by oral treatment for one year. Sodium valproate may be helpful for the invol- untary movements which do not respond to antibiotics. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry 2000; 68: 2-5 Masucci EF, Kurtzke JF, Saini N. Brain 1984; 107: 53-79 Simpson DA, Wishnow R, Gargulinski RB, Pawlak AM. Oculofacial- skeletal myorhythmia in central nervous system Whipple’s disease: additional case and review of the literature. Movement Disorders 1995; 10: 195-200 Cross References Ataxia; Dementia; Myoclonus; Nystagmus Myotonia Myotonia is a stiffness of muscles with inability to relax after volun- tary contraction (action myotonia), or induced by electrical or mechanical (e. A similar clinical phenomenon of slow muscle relaxation may be observed in other circumstances, for example hypothyroidism, but without the characteristic EMG findings of myotonia, hence this is labeled as pseudomyotonia. Paramyotonia is myotonia exacerbated by cold and exertion (paradoxical myotonia). Recognized causes of myotonia include: ● myotonic dystrophy (myotonia dystrophica; myotonic dystrophy type 1) ● hyperkalaemic periodic paralysis ● myotonia congenita (autosomal dominant Thomsen’s disease, autosomal recessive Becker’s myotonia) ● K+-aggravated myotonia ● Schwartz-Jampel syndrome (chondrodystrophic myotonia) ● proximal myotonic myopathy (PROMM; myotonic dystrophy type 2) Mutations in genes encoding voltage-gated ion channels have been identified in some of the inherited myotonias, hence these are chan- nelopathies: skeletal muscle voltage-gated Na+ channel mutations have been found in K+-aggravated myotonia, and also paramyotonia con- genita and hyperkalaemic periodic paralysis. Chloride (Cl−) channel mutations have been identified in myotonia congenita. Current Opinion in Neurology 2002; 15: 545-552 Cross References Neuromyotonia; Paramyotonia; Percussion myotonia; Pseudomyotonia; Stiffness; Warm-up phenomenon; Woltman’s sign - 209 - N Narcolepsy, Narcoleptic Syndrome - see HYPERSOMNOLENCE Nasopalpebral Reflex - see GLABELLAR TAP REFLEX Negative Myoclonus - see ASTERIXIS Negative Tremor - see ASTERIXIS Negativism Negativism is a motor sign of mental disorder, usually schizophrenia, consisting of the patient doing the opposite of what is asked and actively resisting efforts to persuade compliance. Movement of a limb in response to application of pressure despite the patient having been told to resist (mitgehen) is one element of negativism. The similarity of some of these features to gegen- halten suggests the possibility of frontal lobe dysfunction as the under- lying cause. Cross References Catatonia; Gegenhalten Neglect Neglect is a failure to orient toward, respond to, or report novel or meaningful stimuli. If failure to respond can be attributed to concur- rent sensory or motor deficits (e. Neglect of contralateral hemispace may also be called unilat- eral spatial neglect, hemi-inattention, or hemineglect. Lesser degrees of neglect may be manifest as extinction (double simultaneous stimula- tion). Motor neglect may be evident as hemiakinesia, hypokinesia, or motor impersistence. Neglect is commoner after right rather than left brain damage, usually of vascular origin. The angular gyrus and parahippocampal gyrus may be central to the development of visual neglect.

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Oxford: OUP cheap eriacta 100 mg line, 2003: 479-494 - 168 - Impersistence I Cross References Delirium; Delusion; Hallucination Imitation Behavior Imitation behavior is the reproduction by the patient of gestures (echopraxia) and/or utterances (echolalia) made by the examiner in front of the patient; these “echophenomena” are made by the patient without preliminary instructions to do so buy 100 mg eriacta with mastercard. They are consistent and have a compulsive quality to them, perhaps triggered by the equivo- cal nature of the situation. There may be accompanying primitive reflexes, particularly the grasp reflex, and sometimes utilization behavior. Imitation behavior occurs with frontal lobe damage; originally mediobasal disease was thought the anatomical correlate, but more recent studies suggest upper medial and lateral frontal cortex. Certainly imitation behavior never occurs with retrorolandic cortical lesions. A distinction has been drawn between “naïve” imitation behavior, which ceases after a direct instruction from the examiner not to imi- tate his/her gestures, which may be seen in some normal individuals; and “obstinate” imitation behavior which continues despite an instruction to stop; the latter is said to be exclusive to frontotemporal dementia. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry 1996; 61: 396-400 Lhermitte F, Pillon B, Serdaru M. Part I: imitation and utilization behavior: a neuropsychological study of 75 patients. Obstinate imitation behavior in differentiation of frontotemporal dementia from Alzheimer’s disease. Lancet 1998; 352: 623-624 Cross References Echolalia; Echopraxia; Grasp reflex; Utilization behavior Imitation Synkinesis - see MIRROR MOVEMENTS Impersistence Impersistence is an inability to sustain simple motor acts, such as con- jugate gaze, eye closure, protrusion of the tongue, or keeping the mouth open. It is most commonly seen with lesions affecting the right hemisphere, especially central and frontal mesial regions, and may occur in association with left hemiplegia, neglect, anosognosia, hemi- anopia, and sensory loss. These patients may also manifest persevera- tion, echolalia and echopraxia. Impersistence is most often observed following vascular events but may also be seen in Alzheimer’s disease and frontal lobe dementias, and metabolic encephalopathies. Impersistence of tongue protrusion - 169 - I Inattention and hand grip may be seen in Huntington’s disease. Neuro- psychologically, impersistence may be related to mechanisms of directed attention which are needed to sustain motor activity. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease 1956; 123: 201-218 Kertesz A, Nicholson I, Cancelliere A, Kassa K, Black SE. Neurology 1985; 35: 662-666 Cross References Anosognosia, Echolalia; Echopraxia; Hemianopia; Milkmaid’s grip; Neglect; Perseveration; Trombone tongue Inattention - see NEGLECT Incontinence Urinary incontinence may result from neurological disease. Neurological pathways subserving the appropriate control of micturi- tion encompass the medial frontal lobes, a micturition centre in the dorsal tegmentum of the pons, spinal cord pathways, Onuf’s nucleus in the spinal cord segments S2-S4, the cauda equina, and the pudendal nerves. Moreover incontinence may be due to inappropriate bladder emptying or a consequence of loss of awareness of bladder fullness with secondary overflow.

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