Tardive eating dystonia

Authors

  • Dr. Anal Achiron,

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    1. Department of Neurology, Beilinson Medicial Center and the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Petach-Tiqva, Israel
    • Department of Neurology, Beilinson Medical Center and the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Petach-Tiqva, 49100, Israel
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  • Eldad Melamed

    1. Department of Neurology, Beilinson Medicial Center and the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Petach-Tiqva, Israel
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Abstract

After cessation of long-term treatment with haloperidol, a 77-year-old man developed severe dyskinetic-dystonic movements involving mainly the tongue and associated also with oromandibular dystonia and blepharospasm that were manifested exclusively during the process of eating and that interfered with feeding. There were no spontaneous involuntary movements nor were they apparent during any other simple or complex activations of the orofacial musculature.

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