Foix-Alajouanine syndrome


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Foix-A·la·jou·a·ni·ne syn·drome

(fwah ah-lah-zhū-ah-nēn'),
subacute, ascending paraplegia, dissociated sensory loss, and sphincter disturbances, resulting from a progressive ischemic myelopathy caused by thrombosis of the spinal veins.

Foix-A·la·jou·a·nine syn·drome

(fwah-ah-lah-zhū-ah-nēn' sindrōm)
Subacute, ascending paraplegia, dissociated sensory loss, and sphincter disturbances, resulting from a progressive ischemic myelopathy caused by thrombosis of the spinal veins.

Foix,

Charles, French neurologist, 1882-1927.
Foix syndrome - paralysis of cranial nerves III through VI resulting in proptosis and eyelid edema; trigeminal neuralgia may also be present.
Foix-Alajouanine myelitis - a disorder of the lower spinal cord in adult males resulting in progressive paraplegia. Synonym(s): subacute necrotizing myelitis
Foix-Alajouanine syndrome - thrombophlebitis of spinal veins resulting in a subacute ascending painful flaccid paralysis from necrotic myelitis.
Foix-Cavany-Marie syndrome - constellation of faciopharyngoglossomasticatory diplegia, usually caused by bilateral large artery infarcts of the opercular cortex.

Alajouanine,

Théophile, French neurologist, 1890-1980.
Foix-Alajouanine myelitis - see under Foix
Foix-Alajouanine syndrome - see under Foix
References in periodicals archive ?
Foix-Alajouanine syndrome was first described in two young men (ages 31 and 37 years) in 1926.
Foix-Alajouanine syndrome is a subacute disorder that gradually evolves over 1 to 5 years.
Foix-Alajouanine syndrome usually occurs in the thoracic spinal cord.