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Abstract

We describe a young patient affected by vitamin E deficiency with mutation in the tocopherol tranfer protein alleles and the unique presentation as myoclonic dystonia, which was practically the only symptom for 6 years before ataxia became evident. Vitamin E supplementation markedly improved both symptoms. This unusual clinical phenotype must be considered, because isolated vitamin E deficiency is eminently treatable. © 2002 Movement Disorder Society.