A woman with progressive ataxia and hallucinations

Sarah Pirio Richardson, David P Richman

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CASE PRESENTATION A 58-year-old woman with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease was admitted to the neurology service for inability to walk. Seven months prior to admission, she experienced hallucinations of seeing snakes or hearing babies cry. Three months later, the patient underwent a nocturnal polysomnogram for progressive daytime somnolence. The study demonstrated obstructive sleep apnea for which she was begun on continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMovement Disorders
Subtitle of host publication100 Instructive Cases
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9780203008454
ISBN (Print)1841845248, 9781841845241
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Richardson, S. P., & Richman, D. P. (2008). A woman with progressive ataxia and hallucinations. In Movement Disorders: 100 Instructive Cases (pp. 245-248). CRC Press.