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The relationship of peripheral trauma and pain to dystonia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4031915     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Four patients are described who sustained comparatively minor peripheral injury, the affected area soon becoming the site of segmental dystonia. The movement disorder developed as the symptoms from the injury subsided, and except for the recent trauma, no cause for the dystonia was apparent; litigation was not an issue for any patient. It is suggested that on rare occasions peripheral trauma results in the development of dystonia. Since injury never involved the head, the role of the spinal dopaminergic system and the relevance of pain from the injury are discussed in considering possible underlying mechanisms.
G D Schott
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry     Volume:  48     ISSN:  0022-3050     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Neurol. Neurosurg. Psychiatr.     Publication Date:  1985 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-10-07     Completed Date:  1985-10-07     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985191R     Medline TA:  J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  698-701     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Dystonia / etiology*
Dystonia Musculorum Deformans / etiology
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Muscle Cramp / etiology
Pain / complications*
Peripheral Nerves / injuries*
Wounds and Injuries / complications*

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