Man-in-barrel syndrome

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What is man-in-barrel syndrome?

Man in the barrel syndrome (MIBS) refers to the clinical syndrome of bilateral upper extremity paresis (paralysis) with intact motor functioning of the lower extremities, giving the appearance of being confined within a barrel.

Common symptoms reported by people with man-in-barrel syndrome

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

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Treatments taken by people with man-in-barrel syndrome

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Who has man-in-barrel syndrome on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 1
30s 0
40s 0
50s 0
60s 4
70+ 2
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 3
Female 4

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 0
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from man-in-barrel syndrome patients who have completed their condition history
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