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An unusual family with multiple movement disorders

Edwards, M; Russo, N; Summers, B; Morton, J; Peake, D; Bhatia, K; (2003) An unusual family with multiple movement disorders. Journal of Neurology , 250 (7) pp. 793-796. 10.1007/s00415-003-1078-0.

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Abstract

Multiple movement disorders presenting in the same family are rare. We present an unusual family where generalized dystonia, Huntington's disease, progressive supranuclear palsy and secondary paroxysmal dyskinesia co-exist. The index case presented with young-onset dystonia and tested negative for the DYT1 gene deletion. Her father was similarly affected. The father's brother (paternal uncle of the index) also had abnormal movements - a mixture of chorea and dystonia - and tested positive for the HD expansion. His son had secondary paroxysmal dyskinesia, and tested negative for the HD expansion. The index case and her father were also negative for the HD expansion. A paternal aunt of two of the cases had a clinical diagnosis of progressive supranuclear palsy. Dystonia is known to be a genetically heterogeneous condition. The co-existence of inherited generalized dystonia with other movement disorders may provide clues to its genetic localization.

Type: Article
Title: An unusual family with multiple movement disorders
DOI: 10.1007/s00415-003-1078-0
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology > Clinical and Movement Neurosciences
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/30126
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