• Thomas Foltynie MRCP, PhD

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    1. University College London Institute of Neurology, London, United Kingdom
    • Correspondence to: Dr. T. Foltynie, Institute of Neurology, Box 146, Queen Square, WC1N 3BG, London, United Kingdom;

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  • Relevant conflicts of interest/financial disclosures: Dr Foltynie has received grant support from Cure Parkinson's Trust, Parkinson's UK, Brain Research Trust and Euopean Union FP-7. He has received honoraria for presenting lectures at scientific meetings sponsored by St Jude Medical, Genus, Novartis and Abbvie Pharmaceuticals.

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  • Dr. Cif and colleagues are to be congratulated regarding the heroic efforts they have made in trying to help this young boy. He had a severe genetic form of dystonia, which they would have anticipated would respond well to bilateral pallidal deep brain stimulation (DBS). However, he had already been treated with a unilateral cochlear implant, which had successfully resulted in speech perception and language development.

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