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Is acute dystonia an emergency? Sometimes, it really is!
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23462398     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Most cases of acute dystonia are mild and easy to manage; nevertheless, some of them can be fatal because of the involvement of certain muscle groups such as the laryngeal muscles, thus requiring urgent intervention. In the literature, approach to life-threatening acute dystonia has not been investigated thoroughly, although the diagnosis is a challenge, and treatment should be offered immediately. Herein the management of life-threatening acute dystonia is discussed via 2 case reports.
Authors:
Mehmet Kenan Kanburoglu; Oksan Derinoz; Mehmet Nevzat Cizmeci; Cengiz Havali
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric emergency care     Volume:  29     ISSN:  1535-1815     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Emerg Care     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-03-06     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8507560     Medline TA:  Pediatr Emerg Care     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  380-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
From the *Department of Pediatrics, Fatih University Faculty of Medicine, Emek; and Departments of †Pediatric Emergency and ‡Pediatric Neurology, Gazi University Faculty of Medicine, Besevler, Ankara, Turkey.
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