Arch Dis Child 98:19 doi:10.1136/archdischild-2012-302129
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Linear scleroderma en coup de sabre and frontal lobe epilepsy

  1. Jeroen R Vermeulen2
  1. 1Department of Paediatrics, Meander Medical Centre, Amersfoort, The Netherlands
  2. 2Department of Paediatric Neurology, VU Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  1. Correspondence to Dr Paul H G Hogeman, Department of Paediatrics, Meander Medical Centre, Postbox 1502, Amersfoort 3800 BM, The Netherlands; p.hogeman{at}
  • Received 16 June 2012
  • Accepted 2 October 2012
  • Published Online First 31 October 2012

A 5-year-old boy with 8 months' delay in speech development and 6 months' delay in fine motor skills presented with two episodes of paralysis of his arm without jerks or involuntary movements, followed by impairment of speech and loss of motor control over both legs, resolving within 15 min. Physical examination was normal except for joint hypermobility. No cerebral spinal …