A child with progressive dystonia, dysarthria, and spasticity

Lauren E. Schrock, Jill L. Ostrem

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Children presenting with progressive neurologic symptoms including dystonia, dysarthria, and spasticity can represent a diagnostic challenge. Here we describe the case of a 14-year-old boy who presented to our center with an 11-year history of gradual worsening neurologic symptoms. Diagnostic strategies focus on the use of neuroimaging and genetic testing to help establish the underlying diagnosis. Therapeutic options are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)32-33+39-42
JournalReviews in neurological diseases
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 2010


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