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Eating-induced facial myoclonic dystonia probably due to a putaminal lesion

Authors

  • Carles Gaig MD,

    1. Department of Neurology, Institut Clínic de Neurociències, Hospital Clínic i Universitari, IDIBAPS, Barcelona, Spain
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  • Esteban Muñoz MD, PhD,

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Neurology, Institut Clínic de Neurociències, Hospital Clínic i Universitari, IDIBAPS, Barcelona, Spain
    • Department of Neurology, Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, Villarroel, 170, 08036 Barcelona, Spain
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  • Josep Valls-Solé MD, PhD,

    1. Department of Neurology, Institut Clínic de Neurociències, Hospital Clínic i Universitari, IDIBAPS, Barcelona, Spain
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  • María José Martí MD, PhD,

    1. Department of Neurology, Institut Clínic de Neurociències, Hospital Clínic i Universitari, IDIBAPS, Barcelona, Spain
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  • Eduardo Tolosa MD, PhD

    1. Department of Neurology, Institut Clínic de Neurociències, Hospital Clínic i Universitari, IDIBAPS, Barcelona, Spain
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Abstract

Myoclonic dystonia is considered a form of dystonia. We present the unusual case of a 36-year-old woman with HIV infection, who developed left facial myoclonic dystonia, triggered by eating in the setting of probable progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy involving the contralateral basal ganglia. © 2007 Movement Disorder Society

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