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Tongue tremor in a patient with coma after electrical injury

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  • Katia Lin MD,

    1. Movement Disorders Unit, Neurology Service, Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital de Clínicas, Federal University of Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil
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  • Jaime Lin MD,

    1. Movement Disorders Unit, Neurology Service, Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital de Clínicas, Federal University of Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil
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  • Elcio Juliato Piovesan MD,

    1. Movement Disorders Unit, Neurology Service, Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital de Clínicas, Federal University of Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil
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  • Francisco M.B. Germiniani MD,

    1. Movement Disorders Unit, Neurology Service, Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital de Clínicas, Federal University of Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil
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  • Hélio A.G. Teive MD,

    Corresponding author
    1. Movement Disorders Unit, Neurology Service, Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital de Clínicas, Federal University of Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil
    • Rua General Carneiro 1103/102, Centro Curitiba, Paraná, CEP 80.060-150 Brazil
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  • Lineu Cesar Werneck MD, PhD

    1. Movement Disorders Unit, Neurology Service, Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital de Clínicas, Federal University of Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil
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Abstract

We report on the case of a patient with transient tongue tremor and coma after electrical injury, probably due to a reversible brainstem dysfunction. We then reviewed the differential diagnosis of abnormal involuntary movements of the tongue as well as movement disorders related to electrocution. © 2003 Movement Disorder Society

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