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Article: Dystonia - An update review

TitleDystonia - An update review
Authors
Issue Date1997
PublisherHong Kong College of Family Physicians. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkcfp.org.hk/
Citation
Hong Kong Practitioner, 1997, v. 19 n. 12, p. 647-655 How to Cite?
AbstractDystonia is defined as a syndrome of sustained muscle contractions that frequently cause twisting and repetitive movements or abnormal postures. Classification can be based on etiology and distribution of the dystonia. The pathogenesis of primary dystonia is unknown. Secondary causes (e.g. Wilson's disease) should be excluded if initial neurological examination shows atypical features, and appropriate investigations should be performed. Treatment is largely symptomatic. Medical treatment includes anti- cholinergics, baclofen and tetrabenazine, but is not always effective. Botulinum toxin injection is a safe and effective way of treating focal dystonias.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/162214
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.101

 

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dc.contributor.authorTsang, KLen_US
dc.contributor.authorHo, SLen_US
dc.contributor.authorYu, YLen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-05T05:18:10Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-05T05:18:10Z-
dc.date.issued1997en_US
dc.identifier.citationHong Kong Practitioner, 1997, v. 19 n. 12, p. 647-655en_US
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dc.description.abstractDystonia is defined as a syndrome of sustained muscle contractions that frequently cause twisting and repetitive movements or abnormal postures. Classification can be based on etiology and distribution of the dystonia. The pathogenesis of primary dystonia is unknown. Secondary causes (e.g. Wilson's disease) should be excluded if initial neurological examination shows atypical features, and appropriate investigations should be performed. Treatment is largely symptomatic. Medical treatment includes anti- cholinergics, baclofen and tetrabenazine, but is not always effective. Botulinum toxin injection is a safe and effective way of treating focal dystonias.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherHong Kong College of Family Physicians. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkcfp.org.hk/en_US
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