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J Korean Neurol Assoc. 2002 Jan;20(1):86-88. Korean. Case Report.
Yoo BG , Park YH , Kim KS , Yoo KM .
Department of Neurology, Kosin University College of Medicine, Korea.

Asterixis is an abrupt, brief, arrhythmic lapse of tonically contracting muscles. A 64-year old woman with a left thala-mic infarction showed asymmetric bilateral asterixis after taking phenytoin for the control of thalamic pain. Though thalamic lesion can cause asterixis, her asterixis may have been induced by phenytoin, because it was bilateral and sub-sided after stopping phenytoin. We report an unusual case of asymmetric asterixis induced by phenytoin in a patient with a left thalamic infarction.

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