Dopa responsive dystonia with diurnal fluctuation (Segawa's syndrome).

L. C. Ong, Swee Fong Tang, T. R. Lal

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A 10-year-old girl presented with progressive dystonia with diurnal fluctuation. Response to low dose L-Dopa was dramatic and sustained with no complications. Recurrence of symptoms was observed on attempted withdrawal. Because of the dramatic response to therapy, dopa-responsive dystonia must be considered in the differential diagnosis of disorders presenting as gait disorders in childhood.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)176-178
Number of pages3
JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
Volume49
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1994

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Dystonia
Levodopa
Gait
Differential Diagnosis
Recurrence
Therapeutics
Dopa-Responsive Dystonia

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Dopa responsive dystonia with diurnal fluctuation (Segawa's syndrome). / Ong, L. C.; Tang, Swee Fong; Lal, T. R.

In: Medical Journal of Malaysia, Vol. 49, No. 2, 06.1994, p. 176-178.

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