Roberta Di Fede

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Acute movement disorders associated with bilateral lesions in the basal ganglia are increasingly described in patients affected by diabetes and uremia. Pathophysiology has not been utterly understood yet, but it is likely to be multifactorial, with both ischemic/microvascular and metabolic/toxic factors determining the lesions and symptoms. We have studied(More)
METHODS Using a validated questionnaire, we screened eye symptoms (burning sensation, grittiness, dry eye) in 333 first-degree relatives of 140 probands with different forms of primary adult-onset dystonia, 208 healthy subjects, and 293 patients with primary blepharospasm. RESULTS The rate of eye symptoms was similar in the relatives of focal dystonia(More)
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