Introduction: Stiff-Person Syndrome


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Stiff-Person Syndrome: A very rare autoimmune disorder of the central nervous system causing various symptoms, but also sometimes diabetes. The patient usually has anti-GAD antibodies, and about half get a type of secondary diabetes from SMS.

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. 1

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1. excerpt from NINDS Stiff-Person Syndrome Information Page: NINDS

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