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Benign paroxysmal torticollis of infancy. A case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17008863     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Benign paroxysmal torticollis of infancy is a benign, rare, probably under-recognised disorder, characterized by recurrent episodes of head tilting. The diagnosis is primarily one of pattern recognition and exclusion of alternatives conditions; other symptoms, such as vomiting, pallor and eyes' rotation, may be associated with or rapidly follow the attack, leading to misdiagnosis of this disease. The exact pathogenesis of benign paroxysmal torticollis is not clear, but a close relationship with childhood periodic syndromes is supposed. Due to the difficulty in defining the disease, this event has implications with respect to the training and education of practice providers and emergency physicians. We describe the case of a 7-month-old infant with benign paroxysmal torticollis recently observed, discuss the clinical presentation and review the literature.
P Scagni; M Morello; R Pagliero; P Pecco
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Minerva pediatrica     Volume:  58     ISSN:  0026-4946     ISO Abbreviation:  Minerva Pediatr.     Publication Date:  2006 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-09-29     Completed Date:  2007-03-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400740     Medline TA:  Minerva Pediatr     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  499-501     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital Regina Margherita, Piazza Polonia 94, 10126 Turin, Italy.
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Torticollis / diagnosis*

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