Paroxysmal dystonia as the initial manifestation of multiple sclerosis

J. R. Berger, William Sheremata, E. Melamed

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Paroxysmal dystonia was the initial manifestation of multiple sclerosis (MS) in eight patients. The disorder was generally characterized by dystonic posturing of unilateral extremities, averaging less than one minute in duration. Facial grimacing and dysarthria occurred in two of the eight patients. This paroxysmal phenomenon was frequently the cause of diagnostic confusion. The time elapsing before other neurological symptoms of MS developed was as long as ten years.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)747-750
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Neurology
Volume41
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984

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Dystonia
Multiple Sclerosis
Dysarthria
Extremities
Manifestation
Confusion
Diagnostics
Causes

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Berger, J. R., Sheremata, W., & Melamed, E. (1984). Paroxysmal dystonia as the initial manifestation of multiple sclerosis. Archives of Neurology, 41(7), 747-750.

Paroxysmal dystonia as the initial manifestation of multiple sclerosis. / Berger, J. R.; Sheremata, William; Melamed, E.

In: Archives of Neurology, Vol. 41, No. 7, 01.01.1984, p. 747-750.

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Berger, JR, Sheremata, W & Melamed, E 1984, 'Paroxysmal dystonia as the initial manifestation of multiple sclerosis', Archives of Neurology, vol. 41, no. 7, pp. 747-750.
Berger JR, Sheremata W, Melamed E. Paroxysmal dystonia as the initial manifestation of multiple sclerosis. Archives of Neurology. 1984 Jan 1;41(7):747-750.
Berger, J. R. ; Sheremata, William ; Melamed, E. / Paroxysmal dystonia as the initial manifestation of multiple sclerosis. In: Archives of Neurology. 1984 ; Vol. 41, No. 7. pp. 747-750.
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