Symptoms of Stiff-Person Syndrome
Symptoms of Stiff-Person Syndrome
The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources
for Stiff-Person Syndrome includes the 21
symptoms listed below:
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Stiff-Person Syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Article Excerpts About Symptoms of Stiff-Person Syndrome:
Stiff-person syndrome is a rare progressive neurological
disorder characterized by constant painful contractions and spasms of
voluntary muscles, particularly the muscles of the back and upper legs.
Symptoms may occur gradually, spreading from the back and legs to involve
the arms and neck. Symptoms may worsen when the affected individual is
anxious or exposed to sudden motion or noise. Affected muscles may become
twisted and contracted, resulting in bone fractures in the most severe
cases. Individuals with stiff-person syndrome may have difficulty making
sudden movements and may have a stiff-legged, unsteady gait. Sleep usually
suppresses frequency of contractions. Stiffness may increase and patients
may develop a hunched posture (kyphosis) or a swayback (lordosis).
(Source: excerpt from NINDS Stiff-Person Syndrome Information Page: NINDS)
Stiff-Person Syndrome as a Cause of Symptoms or Medical Conditions
When considering symptoms of Stiff-Person Syndrome, it is also important to consider Stiff-Person Syndrome as a possible cause of other medical conditions.
The Disease Database lists the following medical conditions that Stiff-Person Syndrome may cause:
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attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Stiff-Person Syndrome.
This signs and symptoms information for Stiff-Person Syndrome has been gathered from various sources,
may not be fully accurate,
and may not be the full list of Stiff-Person Syndrome signs or Stiff-Person Syndrome symptoms.
Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Stiff-Person Syndrome may vary on an individual basis for each patient.
Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they
are indeed Stiff-Person Syndrome symptoms.