Focal dystonia as the presenting sign in Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

Authors

  • Mark A. Hellmann MD,

    1. Department of Neurology, Rabin Medical Centre, Beilinson Campus and Tel Aviv University School of Medicine, Petah Tiqva, Israel
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  • Eldad Melamed MD

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Neurology, Rabin Medical Centre, Beilinson Campus and Tel Aviv University School of Medicine, Petah Tiqva, Israel
    • Department of Neurology, Rabin Medical Centre, Beilinson Campus, 49100 Petah Tiqva, Israel
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Abstract

A variety of movement disorders may occur during the course of prion disease. We describe a unique patient who had focal upper limb dystonia as the presenting symptom of familial codon 200 mutation-positive Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. © 2002 Movement Disorder Society

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