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Jaw clonus and opercular syndrome in ALS: a rare and interesting finding

  • Alvee Saluja
  • Rajesh Kumar Singh
  • Deepa Dash
  • Rohit Bhatia
  • Manjari Tripathi
Letter to the Editor

Notes

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

The author declares that there is no competing interest.

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Informed consent was obtained.

Research involving human participants and or animals

For this type of study (case report) formal consent is not required.

Supplementary material

Video showing jaw clonus and restricted extra ocular movements on command (MP4 19808 KB)

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© Belgian Neurological Society 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alvee Saluja
    • 1
  • Rajesh Kumar Singh
    • 1
  • Deepa Dash
    • 1
  • Rohit Bhatia
    • 1
  • Manjari Tripathi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neurology, C.N. CentreAll India Institute of Medical SciencesNew DelhiIndia

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