Dystonic Storm

  • Melissa J. Nirenberg
  • Blair Ford
Part of the Current Clinical Neurology book series (CCNEU)


Patient 1: A 16-year-old non-Jewish boy had an 8-year history of idiopathic torsion dystonia resulting from the DYT1 mutation. At baseline, he was able to sit upright in a chair, but required help with activities of daily living, including feeding, dressing, and bathing. Treatment with a combination of baclofen, trihexyphenidyl, and clonazepam alleviated some of his symptoms. Trials of levodopa, diazepam, carbamazepine, and phenytoin provided no additional benefit.


Deep Brain Stimulation Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Intrathecal Baclofen Generalize Dystonia Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery 
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© Humana Press Inc. 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Melissa J. Nirenberg
    • 1
  • Blair Ford
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurologyColumbia University Medical CenterNew York

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