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(p. 117) Muscle Weakness, Altered Gait and Absent Deep Reflexes after Measles 

(p. 117) Muscle Weakness, Altered Gait and Absent Deep Reflexes after Measles
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(p. 117) Muscle Weakness, Altered Gait and Absent Deep Reflexes after Measles
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Donald W. Winnicott

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10.1093/med:psych/9780190271336.003.0026
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date: 14 November 2018

In this case, Winnicott describes a six-year-old who was brought to the Queen’s Hospital because of weakness and the inability to stand. Winnicott reports that the boy walks and climbs up himself on rising from lying on the floor, as in a case of muscular dystrophy. But against this diagnosis, a quite definite improvement is noted over a two-week period.

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