Clinical Neuroscience

[Paroxysmal kinesigenic dyskinesia]


JANUARY 30, 2011

Clinical Neuroscience - 2011;64(01-02)

[Paroxysmal kinesigenic dyskinesia (PKD) is a rare neurological disease and the diagnosis is based on case history and clinical features. Despite of simply diagnostic criteria, the recognition of the disease is sometimes delayed. The involuntary movements in PKD lead to anxiety, social isolation, trauma and worsens the quality of life. To establish the diagnosis many other paroxysmal syndromes have to be excluded. The disease responds to antiepileptic therapy well. The genetic background of the familiar cases is not known. Here we present a 19 year-old patient with PKD and review the current literature. Our patient’s events were triggered by sudden movements and last several seconds. His physical and neurological examinations were normal and responded well to carbamazepine therapy.]



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