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Treatment of facial spasm with Oculinum (C. botulinum toxin).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3772688     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Forty-six consecutive adult patients with facial spasm were treated with one or more Botulinum toxin (Oculinum) injections to control muscle spasm. During the follow-up period of 6.6 months (one week-12 months), 27 patients required retreatment with a mean time interval of 3.4 months between treatments. Control of facial spasm was achieved in all patients. Complications included occasional bruising around the injection site and a transient blepharoptosis in one patient. No systemic effect was observed. This preliminary report suggests that treatment with Botulinum toxin (Oculinum) is an acceptable alternative to surgical management in select patients.
Authors:
A W Biglan; M May
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0191-3913     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus     Publication Date:    1986 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-12-12     Completed Date:  1986-12-12     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7901143     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  216-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Botulinum Toxins / adverse effects,  therapeutic use*
Drug Evaluation
Eyelid Diseases / chemically induced
Facial Muscles*
Humans
Middle Aged
Spasm / drug therapy*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Botulinum Toxins

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