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Keywords:

  • psychogenic movement disorder;
  • gait;
  • astasia-abasia

Abstract

Psychogenic gait disorders can present in many different ways. Among patients with a pure psychogenic gait disorder, buckling of the knee is the most common feature, followed by astasia-abasia. Here, we describe one such patient with a very unusual gait disturbance that might be regarded as a variant of astasia-abasia. The patient characteristics are described and discussed in a historical context. © 2007 Movement Disorder Society