“Recumbent” gait: Relationship to the phenotype of “astasia-abasia”?

Authors

  • Hieronymus D. Boogaarts MD,

    1. Department of Neurology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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  • Wilson F. Abdo MD,

    1. Department of Neurology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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  • Bastiaan R. Bloem MD, PhD

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Neurology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    • Parkinson Center Nijmegen (ParC), Department of Neurology (935), Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, Medisch Centrum, PO Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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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

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