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High-dosage anticholinergic therapy in dystonia

Journal title
Advances in neurology
Publication year
1983
Author(s)
Fahn, S.
Pages
177-88
Volume
37

Twenty-three children and 52 adults with torsion dystonia of various etiologies and distribution patterns of the involuntary movements were treated in an open-label study with anticholinergic medication. The dosage was build up gradually until there was either benefit or tolerable adverse effect. Trihexyphenidyl was used initially, but beginning in 1979, ethopropazine was utilized in the adult subjects. Significant benefit occurred in 61% of children and in 38% of adults.

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