Locked In Syndrome

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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Synonyms

  • Cerebromedullospinal Disconnection
  • De-Efferented State
  • Pseudocoma

Disorder Subdivisions

  • None

General Discussion

Locked-In Syndrome is characterized by complete paralysis except for voluntary eye movements. It is usually caused by lesions in the nerve centers that control muscle contractions, or a blood clot that blocks circulation of oxygen to the brain stem.

Resources

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
P.O. Box 5801
Bethesda, MD 20824
Tel: (301)496-5751
Fax: (301)402-2186
Tel: (800)352-9424
TDD: (301)468-5981
Email: me20t@nih.gov
Internet: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/

Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Tel: (301)251-4925
Fax: (301)251-4911
Tel: (888)205-2311
TDD: (888)205-3223
Email: ordr@od.nih.gov
Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/Default.aspx

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