Lookup NU author(s): Dr Stephan Jaiser,
Dr Mark Baker,
Dr Roger Whittaker,
Dr Daniel Birchall,
Professor Patrick Chinnery
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A 39-year-old lawyer presented with intermittent spasms and pain in his abdominal muscles, particularly the right upper quadrant. These had occurred since his mid-20s and there had been long asymptomatic periods, including 8 years prior to the most recent 4-month exacerbation. Trivial movement triggered a spasm of the abdominal muscles, leading to severe pain, which made breathing uncomfortable and interfered with sleep. The symptoms subsided spontaneously after 4 to 5 days, leaving him with a sore abdomen for several weeks. Past attacks had also been precipitated by specific forms of repetitive exercise such as jogging. He described ill-defined numbness in the left leg, but denied any muscle twitching, weakness, back pain, or sphincter disturbance. There was no significant past medical or family history.
Author(s): Jaiser SR, Baker MR, Whittaker RG, Birchall D, Chinnery PF
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Print publication date: 09/07/2013
ISSN (print): 0028-3878
ISSN (electronic): 1526-632X
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
PubMed id: 23836948
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