Cinnarizine and flunarizine are selective calcium blockers that have been used to treat and prevent vertigo. We studied 15 patients who had extrapyramidal syndromes after taking these drugs. Eleven patients had parkinsonism, one with persistent akathisia as well; one had an orofacial tremor; one, acute akathisia alone; and one an acute dystonic reaction.… (More)
Herein we report a task-specific dystonia in a 48-year-old woman, with an unusual association between a familial harp-playing dystonia and essential tremor.
A 19-year-old girl with a long-standing history of kyphoscoliosis misdiagnosed as idiopathic was offered corrective surgery on several occasions but fortunately refused, since neurological examination later found evidence of mild dystonic posturing in the neck and right leg. Symptoms worsened toward evening but improved with rest. Treatment with low doses… (More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the clinical features, etiology, findings from neuroimaging, and treatment results in a series of 29 patients with Holmes tremor (HT). METHODS A retrospective study was performed based on review of medical records and videos of patients with HT diagnosis. RESULTS A total of 16 women and 13 men were included. The mean age at the… (More)