A child with progressive dystonia, dysarthria, and spasticity.

Department of Neurology, University of California, San Francisco
Reviews in neurological diseases 01/2010; 7(1):32-3; discussion 39-42.
Source: PubMed


Children presenting with progressive neurologic symptoms including dystonia, dysarthria, and spasticity can represent a diagnostic challenge. Here we describe the case of a 14-year-old boy who presented to our center with an 11-year history of gradual worsening neurologic symptoms. Diagnostic strategies focus on the use of neuroimaging and genetic testing to help establish the underlying diagnosis. Therapeutic options are also discussed.

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