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Symptomatic dystonia: clinical profile of 46 Brazilian patients.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1423047     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Dystonia is a syndrome characterized by sustained muscle contraction, provoking twisting and repetitive movements or abnormal postures. It may be classified according to etiology, as idiopathic or symptomatic. We studied 122 Brazilian patients with a dystonic syndrome. Of these, 46 (37.7%) had symptomatic dystonia. The most frequent cause was tardive dystonia (34.8%) followed by perinatal cerebral injury (30.4%). Other causes were stroke (13.0%), encephalitis (6.5%) and Wilson's disease (4.3%). Cranial trauma, mitochondrial cytopathy and psychogenic, were the least frequent causes with one patient in each category. The etiology in two patients could not be established. Perinatal cerebral injury and postencephalitic dystonia were seen in the younger age group, while post-stroke and tardive dystonia were seen in the older age group.
Authors:
H B Ferraz; L A Andrade
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Canadian journal of neurological sciences. Le journal canadien des sciences neurologiques     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0317-1671     ISO Abbreviation:  Can J Neurol Sci     Publication Date:  1992 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-12-21     Completed Date:  1992-12-21     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0415227     Medline TA:  Can J Neurol Sci     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  504-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Escola Paulista de Medicina, São Paulo, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Brain Injuries / complications
Brazil
Cerebrovascular Disorders / complications
Child
Child, Preschool
Dyskinesia, Drug-Induced / diagnosis
Dystonia / etiology*,  physiopathology
Encephalitis / complications
Female
Hepatolenticular Degeneration / complications
Humans
Infant
Male
Middle Aged

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