Dystonia as a presenting sign of spinocerebellar ataxia type 1

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

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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
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2004 May


  • Dystonia
  • Spinocerebellar ataxia type 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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