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Antonio Austregésilo

Antonio Austregésilo Rodrigues Lima, Brazilian neurologist and author (Recife 21 April 1876 - Rio de Janeiro 23 December 1960)
 
 
ACHIEVEMENTS
 
Demonstrated clinically how endocrine syndromes are commonly associated (1903) 
 
 

Demonstrated that camphor bromide produce epilepsy

Ataques epileptoides produzidos pelo uso do brometo de canfora. Brasil Medico 57: 74, 1909

 
Described Austregesilo-Esposel sign
With Faustino M. Esposel. Le phénomene de Babinski provoqué par éxcitation de la cuisse. L'Encéphale 7:429-36, 1912. 
 
 
Published the first case of post traumatic dystonia in world literature
With A. Marques. Dystonies. Rev.Neurol. 2:562-575, 1928.
 
 
Described epidemic neuromyelitis or Austregésilo disease (1931)
 
 
Showed that peripherial nerves have no anatomic, functional and physiopathological individuality (1936)


Proposed the notion of striated influence of pyramidal spasticity 
 
 
Some other works with repercussion
 
With O. Gallotti. Sur un cas d'hémiparésie et d'hémichorée avec lésion du noyau caudé. Rev. Neurol. 1(1):41, 1924.
 
Les chorées et les manifestations choreiformes. Rev. Neurol. 1:179, 1931.