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Torsion dystonia in Panay, Philippines.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  941767     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
There is an unusually high frequency of torsion dystonia in Panay. Of the 28 Filipino cases, 23 (82%) are from the island of Panay and 19 of the 23 (82%) are from the province of Capiz. The 28 cases belong to 25 families Six sets of brothers are noted. All are males. Pedigree analysis reveals six families with several members affected. Two families show features suggesting possible sex-linked recessive transmission, a mode of inheritance previously undescribed in the literature. The clinical features of the cases seen in this series differ from previously described cases in the literature in several aspects: (a) sex preponderance--all males; (b) age at onset--older age of onset, mean of 31; (c) hereditary--possible sex-linked recessive transmission; (d) spasmodic eye blinking as first symptom in four patients.
L V Lee; F M Pascasio; F D Fuentes; G H Viterbo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Advances in neurology     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0091-3952     ISO Abbreviation:  Adv Neurol     Publication Date:  1976  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-09-25     Completed Date:  1976-09-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0367524     Medline TA:  Adv Neurol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  137-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Dystonia Musculorum Deformans / epidemiology*,  genetics,  physiopathology
Ethnic Groups
Middle Aged

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