Normalization of voice in spasmodic dysphonia during transient global amnesia

Authors

  • Asha Kishore MD, DM,

    1. Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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  • Anthony E. Lang MD, FRCPC

    Corresponding author
    1. Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    • Movement Disorders Centre, Toronto Western Hospital, ML-7, 399, Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5T 2S8
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Abstract

We report on the case of a 69-year-old woman with Parkinson's disease and long-standing history of spasmodic dysphonia that reversed during an episode of transient global amnesia (TGA). To our knowledge, this phenomenon has not been reported before. We suggest possible mechanisms by which the pathophysiology of dystonia could reverse during TGA. © 2005 Movement Disorder Society

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