Journal of Neurology

, Volume 251, Issue 7, pp 845–848 | Cite as

Familial adolescent-onset scoliosis and later segmental dystonia in an Irish family

  • Sean O’Riordan
  • Timothy Lynch
  • Michael Hutchinson


Adolescent-onset scoliosis occurs more frequently than expected in primary adult-onset cervical dystonia and a genetic association between the conditions has been postulated. The authors report a family in which four members have adult-onset cervical and/or brachial dystonia, two of whom have coexistent scoliosis. Four other individuals have isolated childhood- or adolescent-onset scoliosis. Adolescent-onset scoliosis may represent part of the dystonia phenotype in this family.

Key words

primary torsion dystonia scoliosis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sean O’Riordan
    • 1
  • Timothy Lynch
    • 2
  • Michael Hutchinson
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of NeurologySt Vincent’s University HospitalDublin 4Ireland
  2. 2.Mater Misericordiae HospitalDublinIreland

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