Forms of dystonia in patients with Parkinson's disease.

@article{Kidron1987FormsOD,
  title={Forms of dystonia in patients with Parkinson's disease.},
  author={Debora Kidron and Eldad Melamed},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={1987},
  volume={37 6},
  pages={1009-11}
}
We studied various forms of dystonia associated with Parkinson's disease (PD) in 207 patients who were on levodopa therapy for more than 1 year. Dystonia, sometimes more than one type, occurred in 63 (30%). In five patients, dystonia preceded initiation of treatment. Fifteen patients had peak-dose dystonia, 33 had early-morning dystonia, and 20 had "off-period" dystonia. The different clinical features of the dystonias are presented and compared. Findings indicate that dystonia is a frequent… CONTINUE READING

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