Clinical Neuroscience

Chronic form of Pisa syndrome after prolonged exposure to low-dose amisulpride treatment

ERDEM Şimşek Nazan1, ÖZKAYNAK Sibel Sehur1

SEPTEMBER 30, 2021

Clinical Neuroscience - 2021;74(09-10)

DOI: https://doi.org/10.18071/isz.74.0356

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Pisa syndrome is a movement problem defined by tonic, sustained lateral flexion with a slight posterior rotation of the trunk. It seems to be a side effect of antipsychotic medicine in most cases. The clinical duration of Pisa syndrome can be acute, chronic, or recurrent. As far as we know, no reports are available in the literature on the chronic form of Pisa syndrome caused by low-dose amisulpride. A case of refractory tardive dystonia form of Pisa syndrome during treatment with stable low-dose amisulpride is presented in this report. Long-term, low-dosage amisulpride therapy may induce tardive dystonia even in patients with no other risk factors for dystonia.

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  1. Akdeniz University, Department of Neurology, Antalya, Turkey

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