Dystonia as a presenting sign of spinocerebellar ataxia type 1

Yih Ru Wu, Guey-Jen Lee, Anthony E. Lang, Chiung Mei Chen, Hsuan Yuan Lin, Sien Tsong Chen

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Abstract

We report on a 39-year-old man who presented initially with marked blepharospasm, oromandibular dystonia and retrocollis and one year later developed mild ataxia. Our findings suggest that dystonia can be a disabling presenting sign of SCA1 and support the clinical heterogeneity of SCA1, highlighting the importance of considering this entity in patients combining dystonia and cerebellar ataxia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)586-587
Number of pages2
JournalMovement Disorders
Volume19
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 May 1

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Keywords

  • Dystonia
  • Spinocerebellar ataxia type 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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Wu, Y. R., Lee, G-J., Lang, A. E., Chen, C. M., Lin, H. Y., & Chen, S. T. (2004). Dystonia as a presenting sign of spinocerebellar ataxia type 1. Movement Disorders, 19(5), 586-587. https://doi.org/10.1002/mds.10708