Hospital Nacional de Pediatría “JP Garrahan”, Department of Neurology, Combate de los Pozos 1881. CP 1245, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
- Key words: Coffin-Lowry syndrome, epilepsy, drop attacks, cataplexy, startle response, clorimipramine
- Page(s) : 173-6
- Published in: 2000
We present a patient with a complete Coffin-Lowry syndrome, associated with drop episodes precipitated by sudden auditory stimuli, which provoked in turn, a definite loss of muscle tone in both legs. Electrophysiological studies showed that these episodes are an unusual type of startle response and that they may be associated with Coffin-Lowry syndrome.