Middle East Journal of Rehabilitation and Health

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Inpatient Physiotherapy Management for Stiff-Person Syndrome: A Case Report

Turhan Kahraman 1 , * , Birgul Balci 1 and Ihsan Sukru Sengun 2
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1 School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey
2 Department of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey
Article information
  • Middle East Journal of Rehabilitation and Health: January 01, 2016, 3 (1); e34793
  • Published Online: January 27, 2016
  • Article Type: Case Report
  • Received: November 17, 2015
  • Revised: November 26, 2015
  • Accepted: November 28, 2015
  • DOI: 10.17795/mejrh-34793

To Cite: Kahraman T, Balci B, Sukru Sengun I. Inpatient Physiotherapy Management for Stiff-Person Syndrome: A Case Report, Middle East J Rehabil Health Stud. 2016 ; 3(1):e34793. doi: 10.17795/mejrh-34793.

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1. Introduction
2. Case Presentation
3. Discussion
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