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Focal myopathy as a cause of anterocollis in Parkinsonism.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11481704     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We present a patient with levodopa-responsive Parkinsonism who developed disproportionate anterocollis over a period of 4 to 5 weeks. A neurological evaluation, including EMG and muscle biopsy, demonstrated the presence of a focal myopathy typical of the so-called "dropped head syndrome" or "isolated neck extensor myopathy." Parkinsonian patients presenting with disproportionate anterocollis should be evaluated for focal myopathy, as this may represent one possible cause.
N S Lava; S A Factor
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0885-3185     ISO Abbreviation:  Mov. Disord.     Publication Date:  2001 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-08-01     Completed Date:  2001-10-18     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8610688     Medline TA:  Mov Disord     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  754-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Albany Medical College, Department of Neurology, Albany, New York, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Dystonic Disorders / diagnosis*,  pathology
Levodopa / therapeutic use
Multiple System Atrophy / diagnosis*,  pathology
Neck Muscles* / pathology
Neurologic Examination
Parkinson Disease / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  pathology
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