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Neurology

Johns Hopkins University

600 N Wolfe St
 
Baltimore, MD 21287

Scott Newsome is a Neurologist in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Newsome has been practicing medicine for over 17 years and is rated as an Elite doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Stiff Person Syndrome. He is also highly rated in 14 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Stiff Person Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis, Optic Neuritis, and Transverse Myelitis. He is board certified in Neurology and licensed to treat patients in Maryland. Dr. Newsome is currently accepting new patients.

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Neurology
Pathology

Mayo Clinic

200 1st St Sw
 
Rochester, MN 55905

Andrew Mckeon is a Neurologist and a Pathologist in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Mckeon has been practicing medicine for over 21 years and is rated as an Elite doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Stiff Person Syndrome. He is also highly rated in 38 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Encephalitis, Stiff Person Syndrome, Hereditary Hyperekplexia, and Acute Cerebellar Ataxia. He is board certified in Neurology and licensed to treat patients in Minnesota. Dr. Mckeon is currently accepting new patients.

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Neurology

Jefferson University Physicians

Philadelphia, PA 19107

Marinos Dalakas is a Neurologist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Dalakas has been practicing medicine for over 49 years and is rated as an Elite doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Stiff Person Syndrome. He is also highly rated in 22 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Stiff Person Syndrome, Inclusion Body Myositis, Myositis, and Hereditary Hyperekplexia. He is board certified in Neurology and licensed to treat patients in Pennsylvania. Dr. Dalakas is currently accepting new patients.

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Neurology

University Of Virginia Physicians Group

1221 Lee St
 
Charlottesville, VA 22908

Goran Rakocevic is a Neurologist in Charlottesville, Virginia. Dr. Rakocevic has been practicing medicine for over 35 years and is rated as an Elite doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Stiff Person Syndrome. He is also highly rated in 12 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Stiff Person Syndrome, Hereditary Hyperekplexia, Inclusion Body Myositis, and Myasthenia Gravis. He is board certified in Neurology and licensed to treat patients in Virginia. Dr. Rakocevic is currently accepting new patients.

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Neurology

University Of Utah Adult Services

50 N Medical Dr
 
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Stacey Clardy is a Neurologist in Salt Lake City, Utah. Dr. Clardy has been practicing medicine for over 14 years and is rated as an Elite doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Stiff Person Syndrome. She is also highly rated in 13 other conditions, according to our data. Her top areas of expertise are Stiff Person Syndrome, Common Variable Immune Deficiency, Encephalitis, and Multiple Sclerosis. She is board certified in Neurology and licensed to treat patients in Utah. Dr. Clardy is currently accepting new patients.

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Université De Lyon

FR 

Jerome Honnorat practices in France. Dr. Honnorat is rated as an Elite doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Stiff Person Syndrome. He is also highly rated in 34 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Encephalitis, Rasmussen Encephalitis, Stiff Person Syndrome, and Paraneoplastic Cerebellar Degeneration.

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London, ENG, GB 

Bettina Balint practices in London, United Kingdom. Dr. Balint is rated as an Elite doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Stiff Person Syndrome. She is also highly rated in 15 other conditions, according to our data. Her top areas of expertise are Stiff Person Syndrome, Drug Induced Dyskinesia, Chorea, and Focal Dystonia.

Distinguished

Universitat De Barcelona

Barcelona, CT, ES 

Francesc Graus practices in Barcelona, Spain. Dr. Graus is rated as a Distinguished doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Stiff Person Syndrome. She is also highly rated in 33 other conditions, according to our data. Her top areas of expertise are Encephalitis, Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis, Rasmussen Encephalitis, and Stiff Person Syndrome.

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Jena University Hospital

Jena University Hospital
 
Jena, TH, DE 

Christian Geis practices in Jena, Germany. Dr. Geis is rated as a Distinguished doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Stiff Person Syndrome. He is also highly rated in 9 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Stiff Person Syndrome, Encephalitis, Hereditary Hyperekplexia, and Rasmussen Encephalitis.

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National And Kapodistrian University Of Athens

Athens, ESYE31, GR 

Harry Alexopoulos practices in Athens, Greece. Dr. Alexopoulos is rated as a Distinguished doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Stiff Person Syndrome. He is also highly rated in 4 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Stiff Person Syndrome, Hereditary Hyperekplexia, Encephalitis, and Herpes Simplex Encephalitis.

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Kitasato University School Of Medicine

Sagamihara, JP 

Takahiro Iizuka-Takiyama practices in Sagamihara, Japan. Dr. Iizuka-Takiyama is rated as a Distinguished doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Stiff Person Syndrome. He is also highly rated in 15 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Encephalitis, Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis, Stiff Person Syndrome, and Status Epilepticus.

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Julius Maximilians Universität Würzburg

Wuerzburg, BY, DE 97078

Natascha Schaefer practices in Wuerzburg, Germany. Dr. Schaefer is rated as a Distinguished doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Stiff Person Syndrome. She is also highly rated in 2 other conditions, according to our data. Her top areas of expertise are Hereditary Hyperekplexia, Stiff Person Syndrome, Glycine Encephalopathy, and Spasticity.

Distinguished
Neurology

Mayo Clinic

200 1st St Sw
 
Rochester, MN 55905

Sean Pittock is a Neurologist in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Pittock has been practicing medicine for over 28 years and is rated as a Distinguished doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Stiff Person Syndrome. He is also highly rated in 31 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Neuromyelitis Optica, Transverse Myelitis, Optic Neuritis, and Myelitis. He is board certified in Neurology and licensed to treat patients in Minnesota. Dr. Pittock is currently accepting new patients.

Distinguished
Neurology

Universitat De Barcelona

3400 Civic Center Blvd
 
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Josep Dalmau is a Neurologist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Dalmau is rated as a Distinguished doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Stiff Person Syndrome. He is also highly rated in 38 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Encephalitis, Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis, Rasmussen Encephalitis, and Malignant Teratoma of the Mediastinum. He is licensed to treat patients in Pennsylvania.

Distinguished
Neurology

Hartford Healthcare Medical Group Specialists LLC

35 Talcottville Rd
 
Vernon, CT 06066

Duarte Machado is a Neurologist in Vernon, Connecticut. Dr. Machado has been practicing medicine for over 16 years and is rated as a Distinguished doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Stiff Person Syndrome. He is also highly rated in 43 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Drug Induced Dyskinesia, Acute Cerebellar Ataxia, Parkinson's Disease, and Stiff Person Syndrome. He is board certified in Neurology and licensed to treat patients in Connecticut. Dr. Machado is currently accepting new patients.

Distinguished

Universitat De Barcelona

Barcelona, CT, ES 

Albert Saiz practices in Barcelona, Spain. Dr. Saiz is rated as a Distinguished doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Stiff Person Syndrome. He is also highly rated in 20 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Encephalitis, Multiple Sclerosis, Stiff Person Syndrome, and Transverse Myelitis.

Distinguished

University Of Würzburg

Wuerzburg, BY, DE 

Claudia Sommer practices in Wuerzburg, Germany. Dr. Sommer is rated as a Distinguished doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Stiff Person Syndrome. She is also highly rated in 21 other conditions, according to our data. Her top areas of expertise are Neuralgia, Fabry Disease, Peripheral Neuropathy, and Fibromyalgia.

Distinguished
Neurology

University Physician Group

4201 Saint Antoine St
 
Detroit, MI 48201

Edwin George is a Neurologist in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. George has been practicing medicine for over 34 years and is rated as a Distinguished doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Stiff Person Syndrome. He is also highly rated in 49 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Stiff Person Syndrome, Drug Induced Dyskinesia, Huntington Disease, and Primary Orthostatic Tremor. He is board certified in Neurology and licensed to treat patients in Michigan. Dr. George is currently accepting new patients.

Distinguished

Universidad De Guanajuato

Department Of Sciences And Engineering
 
Guanajuato, GUA, MX 

Jose Carvallo-Baizabal practices in Guanajuato, Mexico. Dr. Carvallo-Baizabal is rated as a Distinguished doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Stiff Person Syndrome. He is also highly rated in 14 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Drug Induced Dyskinesia, Stiff Person Syndrome, Parkinson's Disease, and Stereotypic Movement Disorder.

Distinguished

University Of Mons

Charleroi, WAL, BE 6000

Mario Manto practices in Charleroi, Belgium. Dr. Manto is rated as a Distinguished doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Stiff Person Syndrome. He is also highly rated in 11 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Acute Cerebellar Ataxia, Drug Induced Dyskinesia, Stiff Person Syndrome, and Paraneoplastic Cerebellar Degeneration.

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What is the definition of Stiff Person Syndrome?

Stiff person syndrome (SPS) is a rare, progressive syndrome that affects the nervous system, specifically the brain and spinal cord. Symptoms may include extreme muscle stiffness, rigidity and painful spasms in the trunk and limbs, severely impairing mobility. Spasms can generate enough force to fracture bone. People with SPS often have heightened sensitivity to noise, sudden movements, and emotional distress, which can set off muscle spasms. Persistent symptoms can lead to abnormal posturing of the spine, such as being hunched over. The syndrome affects twice as many women as men. SPS is caused by increased muscle activity due to decreased inhibition of the central nervous system. It is thought to have an autoimmune component and is often associated with diabetes, as well as other autoimmune diseases such as thyroiditis, vitiligo, and pernicious anemia. It may be diagnosed after having various tests including blood tests (such as for glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD) antibodies which is elevated in about 2 in 3 people with SPS), a lumbar puncture, and electromyography. Treatment aims to control symptoms and improve mobility. Examples of treatments that have been used for SPS, include benzodiazepines, muscle relaxants, intravenous immune globulin (IVIG) therapy, plasmapheresis (also called plasma exchange), and rituximab. While some people with SPS may maintain reasonable levels of activity with treatment, the majority become disabled over time.

Behind the Stiff Person Syndrome List

MediFind is the industry authority on identifying the leading medical experts and latest research in order to help patients facing complex health challenges, including Stiff Person Syndrome, make better health decisions. Leveraging our expertise in natural language processing and machine learning across thousands of diseases, we uncover physicians who are leading authorities on Stiff Person Syndrome. MediFind identifies these experts using proprietary world-class models that assess over 2.5 million global doctors based on a range of variables, including research leadership, patient volume, peer standing, and connectedness to other experts. Learn more about our methodology by exploring how MediFind works.