Clinical Rheumatology

, Volume 26, Issue 10, pp 1779–1781

Orofacial dystonia related to Sjogren’s syndrome

  • Sokratis G. Papageorgiou
  • Theodoros Kontaxis
  • Anastasios Bonakis
  • Nikolaos Kalfakis
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s10067-006-0519-4

Cite this article as:
Papageorgiou, S.G., Kontaxis, T., Bonakis, A. et al. Clin Rheumatol (2007) 26: 1779. doi:10.1007/s10067-006-0519-4

Abstract

Sjogren’s syndrome (SS), either primary or secondary, is rarely accompanied by CNS complications. We report the exceptional case of a patient with secondary SS, who presented orofacial dystonia as a consequence of her disease. Initial treatment with clonazepam and levetiracetam was unsuccessful. However, dystonia was dramatically improved by a treatment with corticosteroids. This case demonstrates that corticosteroids can be efficacious in the treatment of dystonia related to SS.

Keywords

DystoniaOrofacial dystoniaSjogren’s syndrome

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sokratis G. Papageorgiou
    • 1
  • Theodoros Kontaxis
    • 1
  • Anastasios Bonakis
    • 1
  • Nikolaos Kalfakis
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neurology, Eginition Hospital, Medical SchoolUniversity of AthensAthensGreece