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J Korean Neurol Assoc. 1987 Jun;5(1):89-93. Korean. Case Report.
Ahn GB , Wie BA .
Department of Neurology, College of Medicine, Chungnam National University.
Abstract

A case of acute intermittent porphyria associated with intermittent attacks of spinal myoclonus in the neck and both shoulders is reported. The patient, a 19-year-old male had also presented with attacks of intermittent left arm monoparesis and passed port-wine clored urine that was responsible for positive Watson-Schwartz reaction, about 5 weeks after taking medication including haloperidol, phenobarbital, trihexyphenidyl hydrochloride and clonazepam for the treatment of myoclonus and concomitantly complained abdominal pain and mental symptoms with the recurrence of left arm monoparesis. Each attacks of spinal myoclonus and monoparesis recovered completely.

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