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Letter to the editor
Acute onset toe walking. Video documentation of “Benign acute childhood myositis” †
Article first published online: 10 SEP 2008
Copyright © 2008 Movement Disorder Society
Volume 23, Issue 14, pages 2104–2105, 30 October 2008
How to Cite
Tibussek, D., Rosen, A., Langenbach, J. and Mayatepek, E. (2008), Acute onset toe walking. Video documentation of “Benign acute childhood myositis” . Mov. Disord., 23: 2104–2105. doi: 10.1002/mds.22250
- Issue published online: 27 OCT 2008
- Article first published online: 10 SEP 2008
- Manuscript Accepted: 6 JUL 2008
- Manuscript Received: 26 JUN 2008
Additional Supporting Information may be found in the online version of this article.
|mds22250.mpg||10843K||LEGENDS TO THE VIDEO Segment 1. Patient 2, showing abnormal gait, somewhat mimicking spastic gait disturbance in diplegia. Note marked toe walking as an effort to prevent pain caused by stretching of the calf muscles (see also video 1). Segment 2. Patient 3, who presented with unusual extent of toe walking (prima ballerina like), which allows him to prevent his calf muscles from being stretched. Contraction seems not to cause any pain.|