Functional magnetic resonance imaging study of writer's cramp.

  title={Functional magnetic resonance imaging study of writer's cramp.},
  author={Xing-yue Hu and Li Wang and Hai Liu and Shi-zheng Zhang},
  journal={Chinese medical journal},
  volume={119 15},
BACKGROUND Writer's cramp is a type of task specific idiopathic focal dystonia and has an incompletely understood pathophysiology. The present study utilized functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to investigate what type of brain activity correlates with writer's cramp and its physiological mechanism. METHODS Ten patients with writer's cramp were age and gender matched with ten healthy control subjects in a block design. Subjects were scanned by fMRI while performing three consecutive… CONTINUE READING
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