Dystonia, Limb

Known as: Limb dystonia 
A type of dystonia (abnormally increased muscular tone causing fixed abnormal postures) that affects muscles of the limbs. [HPO:probinson]
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2007
Highly Cited
2007
Rapid-onset dystonia-parkinsonism (RDP) (also known as DYT12) is characterized by the abrupt onset of dystonia and parkinsonism… (More)
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2004
2004
Dystonia of the limbs may be due to a wide range of aetiologies and may cause major functional limitation. We investigated… (More)
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2002
2002
Although botulinum toxin is an effective treatment for focal dystonia, the importance of electromyography (EMG) in identifying… (More)
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2000
Highly Cited
2000
To find out whether botulinum toxin alters the excitability of cortical motor areas, we studied intracortical inhibition with… (More)
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Review
2000
Review
2000
Although a referral bias may have resulted in a higher proportion of atypical cases and consequently an overestimation of… (More)
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Highly Cited
1998
Highly Cited
1998
A woman with progressive, medically intractable right upper limb dystonia underwent a pallidotomy with only transient improvement… (More)
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Highly Cited
1997
Highly Cited
1997
The authors present a young boy with severe generalized dystonia treated with bilateral simultaneous pallidotomy. Microelectrode… (More)
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Highly Cited
1997
Highly Cited
1997
The pathophysiology of dystonia is unclear, but several clues implicate striatal dopamine dysfunction. In contrast, the causal… (More)
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Highly Cited
1995
Highly Cited
1995
Patients with upper limb dystonia have abnormal reciprocal inhibition between flexor and extensor forearm muscles. To see whether… (More)
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Highly Cited
1987
Highly Cited
1987
Medical treatment of dystonia usually results in an incomplete response and is frequently unsuccessful. Peripheral surgical… (More)
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