A REVIEW ON ALIEN HAND SYNDROME
Rajkumar Soni *, Kirti Malviya, Sangeeta Dwivedi, Sapna Malviya, Anil Kharia
Modern Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, ALWASA, Behind Rewati Range Sanwer Road, Indore-453111 (M.P)
Alien hand syndrome is a rare neurological disorder in which one hand functions involuntarily, Alien hand syndrome is defined as an uncontrollable, but purposeful movements. The first known case described in the medical literature appeared in a detailed case report published in German in 1908 by the preeminent German neuro-psychiatrist, Kurt Goldstein. Alien hand syndrome is best documented in cases where a person has had the two hemispheres of their brain surgically separated, a procedure sometimes used to relieve the symptoms of extreme cases of epilepsy. It also occurs in some cases after brain surgery, stroke, infection, tumor, aneurysm and specific degenerative brain conditions such as Alzheimer's disease and Creutzfeldt– Jakob disease. Other areas of the brain that are associated with alien hand syndrome are the frontal, occipital and parietal.
Keywords: Alien hand syndrome, Neurological disorder.
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