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Early Surgical Treatment in a Case of Myoclonus Dystonia Syndrome.
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PMID:  24453142     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Myoclonus dystonia syndrome is often misdiagnosed in young children and appropriate treatment is delayed, which has a negative impact on motor development, participation, and emotional well-being. In severely affected patients, deep brain stimulation of the globus pallidus internus has been used successfully to treat both dystonia and myoclonus. Here, the authors present a case of early successful treatment of myoclonus dystonia syndrome by pallidal deep brain stimulation in a patient at the age of 17 years leading to 83% reduction in dystonia score and 89% reduction in myoclonus. The patient gained significant improvement in motor function as well as increased participation and reduced stigma.
Authors:
Andrea A Kühn; Patricia Krause; Katharina Lauritsch; Christian Zentner; Christof Brücke; Gerd-Helge Schneider
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-1-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of child neurology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1708-8283     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Child Neurol.     Publication Date:  2014 Jan 
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Created Date:  2014-1-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8606714     Medline TA:  J Child Neurol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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