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Progressive gait disturbance with head drop
  1. Graeme Mackenzie1,
  2. John-Paul Leach2,
  3. Maria Elena Farrugia2,
  4. Tom Gilbertson1,
  5. Richard J Davenport3
  1. 1Department of Neurology, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee, UK
  2. 2Neurology, Institute of Neurological Sciences, Glasgow, UK
  3. 3Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Graeme Mackenzie, Department of Neurology, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee, DD1 9SY, UK; graeme.mackenzie3{at}


A 61-year-old man developed progressive head drop, gait disturbance, shortness of breath, night sweats and weight loss. Investigations led to a treatable diagnosis. This report documents the clinicopathological conference at the 43rd Edinburgh Clinical Neurology course 2022.


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  • Contributors GM: initial draft, subsequent revisions. J-PL: CPC discussant, manuscript revisions. MEF: manuscript revisions. TG: manuscript revisions. RJD: overall conception, manuscript revisions.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally reviewed by Jon Walters, Swansea, UK.

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