Stiff Person Syndrome

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Effects to the body

People with stiff person syndrome have lots of back pains and inner body pains. It usually affects the brain, which will cause it to control other parts of the body. You can have many muscle spasms/seizure. Most people with stiff person syndrome have a hunched over back. Some people with stiff person syndrome can not walk or even move.

The cause of stiff person syndrome

Stiff person syndrome is a disorder that causes fluctuating muscle rigidity in the trunk and limbs and a heightened sensitivity to stimuli things like noise, touch, and emotional distress. Scientists do not fully understand what causes stiff person syndrome. They only know the affects it has.

How many people are affected by stiff person syndrome?

1 in every 1 million person is affected by Stiff person syndrome. It affects twice as many women. Stiff person syndrome does not run in families, for it is random. It is not sex-linked. It is recessive.

How is it diagnosed

This syndrome is often misdiagnosed with Parkinson's disease. People with stiff person syndrome have elevated levels of glutamic acid decarboxylase

Is there a cure?

So far, there is no known cure for stiff person syndrome. Any type of pain killers can help with the pain.