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Neurological Sciences

, Volume 22, Issue 5, pp 391–394 | Cite as

Paroxysmal dystonia with thalamic lesion in multiple sclerosis

  • A. Zenzola
  • M. De Mari
  • R. De Blasi
  • A. Carella
  • P. Lamberti
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Abstract

Paroxysmal dystonia (PD) is a usually painful, unilateral dystonic posture, precipitated by voluntary movement, tactile stimulation, startling noise or hyperventilation. We describe two cases of paroxysmal dystonia in multiple sclerosis, both with a critically localized lesion in the thalamus, contralateral to the paroxysmal symptoms. Only one other case of paroxysmal dystonia with a demyelinated lesion of the thalamus has been reported previously.

Key words Paroxysmal dystonia Multiple sclerosis Thalamus 

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© Springer-Verlag Italia 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Zenzola
    • 1
  • M. De Mari
    • 1
  • R. De Blasi
    • 2
  • A. Carella
    • 2
  • P. Lamberti
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neurological Science, Second Neurological Clinic, Policlinico, University of Bari, Piazza Giulio Cesare 11, I-70124 Bari, ItalyItaly
  2. 2.Department of Neuroradiology, University of Bari, Bari, ItalyItaly

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