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Developmental and benign movement disorders in childhood

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  • Cecilia Bonnet MD,

    1. Centre d'Investigation Clinique, INSERM, AP-HP, Paris, France
    2. Fédération des maladies du système nerveux, Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière, AP-HP, Paris, France
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    • The first two authors contributed equally to this work

  • Agathe Roubertie MD, PhD,

    1. Département de Neurologie Pédiatrique, Hôpital Gui de Chauliac, Montpellier, France
    2. Commission «mouvements anormaux» de la Société Française de Neurologie Pédiatrique, France
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    • The first two authors contributed equally to this work

  • Diane Doummar MD,

    1. Commission «mouvements anormaux» de la Société Française de Neurologie Pédiatrique, France
    2. Service de Neuropédiatrie, Hôpital Armand Trousseau, AP-HP, Paris, France
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  • Nadia Bahi-Buisson MD, PhD,

    1. Commission «mouvements anormaux» de la Société Française de Neurologie Pédiatrique, France
    2. Service de Neurologie Pédiatrique, Département de Pédiatrie, Hôpital Necker Enfants, Malades, Paris, France
    3. Institut Cochin, Université Paris Descartes, Paris, France
    4. Inserm, Paris, France
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  • Valérie Cochen de Cock MD, PhD,

    1. Unité des troubles du sommeil, Service de neurologie, Hôpital Gui de Chauliac, Montpellier, France
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  • Emmanuel Roze MD, PhD

    Corresponding author
    1. Centre d'Investigation Clinique, INSERM, AP-HP, Paris, France
    2. Fédération des maladies du système nerveux, Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière, AP-HP, Paris, France
    3. Commission «mouvements anormaux» de la Société Française de Neurologie Pédiatrique, France
    4. Université Pierre et Marie Curie-Paris-6, INSERM, Paris, France
    • Fédération de maladies du système nerveux, Groupe Hospitalier, Pitié-Salpêtrière, 47-83 Boulevard de l'Hôpital, 75651 Paris cedex 13, France

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  • Potential conflict of interest: The authors have no financial disclosure and have no conflicts of interest.

Abstract

Developmental and benign movement disorders are a group of movement disorders with onset in the neonatal period, infancy, or childhood. They are characterized by the absence of associated neurological manifestations and by their favorable outcome, although developmental abnormalities can be occasionally observed. Knowledge of the clinical, neurophysiological, and pathogenetic aspects of these disorders is poor. Based on a comprehensive review of the literature and our practical experience, this article summarizes current knowledge in this area. We pay special attention to the recognition and management of these movement disorders in children. © 2010 Movement Disorder Society

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