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'''Wernicke's cramp''' is painful psychogenic muscle cramp precipitated by anxiety or fear<ref>http://www.whonamedit.com/syndlist.cfm/41</ref>. The condition was first described by the notable [[Germany|German]] [[neurology|neurologist]] [[Carl Wernicke]] in his seminal work ''Ein Fall von Crampus-Neurose'' <ref>Published by Berliner klinische Wochenschrift, 1904</ref>.  
 
'''Wernicke's cramp''' is painful psychogenic muscle cramp precipitated by anxiety or fear<ref>http://www.whonamedit.com/syndlist.cfm/41</ref>. The condition was first described by the notable [[Germany|German]] [[neurology|neurologist]] [[Carl Wernicke]] in his seminal work ''Ein Fall von Crampus-Neurose'' <ref>Published by Berliner klinische Wochenschrift, 1904</ref>.  
  
Wernicke discovered the syndrome though his work with a patient known as Gerda S. who had an acute fear of pencil shavings which had a deleterious affect on her work as a clerk in the [[German]] electronics company [[Siemens]]. He achieved a partial cure through the use of high-frequency low-voltage signal applied to the [[temple]]s which he demonstrated in a lecture at the University of Breslau in May 1904<ref>[http://books.google.com/books?id=9dB43SUdneUC ''Companion to Clinical Neurology'' by William Pryse-Phillips, Oxford University Press, 2nd Edition, 2003]</ref>.  
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Wernicke discovered the syndrome though his work with a patient known as Gerda S. who had an acute fear of pencil shavings which had a deleterious affect on her work as a clerk in the [[German]] electronics company [[Siemens]]. He achieved a partial cure through the use of high-frequency low-voltage signal applied to the [[temple]]s which he demonstrated in a lecture at the University of [[Wrocław]] in May 1904<ref>[http://books.google.com/books?id=9dB43SUdneUC ''Companion to Clinical Neurology'' by William Pryse-Phillips, Oxford University Press, 2nd Edition, 2003]</ref>.  
  
  

Latest revision as of 22:19, 6 January 2013

Wernicke's cramp is painful psychogenic muscle cramp precipitated by anxiety or fear[1]. The condition was first described by the notable German neurologist Carl Wernicke in his seminal work Ein Fall von Crampus-Neurose [2].

Wernicke discovered the syndrome though his work with a patient known as Gerda S. who had an acute fear of pencil shavings which had a deleterious affect on her work as a clerk in the German electronics company Siemens. He achieved a partial cure through the use of high-frequency low-voltage signal applied to the temples which he demonstrated in a lecture at the University of Wrocław in May 1904[3].


Synonyms

Wernicke's syndrome II[4]

Notes & references

  1. http://www.whonamedit.com/syndlist.cfm/41
  2. Published by Berliner klinische Wochenschrift, 1904
  3. Companion to Clinical Neurology by William Pryse-Phillips, Oxford University Press, 2nd Edition, 2003
  4. http://www.whonamedit.com/synd.cfm/889.html