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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: The Dystonia - Tardive Dyskinesia Syndrome: Case Report And Discussion Of Clinical, Neurofunctional And Therapeutic Features [a Sindrome Distonia - Discinesia Tardia: Relato De Caso E Discussao De Aspectos Clinicos, Neurofuncionais E Terapeuticos]
Author: Soares F.N.
Nucci M.G.
Dalgalarrondo P.
Abstract: A disabling form of tardive dystonia and dyskinesia in a young schizophrenic patient is reported. Severe forms of dystonia plus dyskinesia associated with long term neuroleptic exposition are not rare. Although tomographic scans were normal, blood perfusion examination through single photon computed tomography (SPECT) showed basal ganglia hypoperfusion, indicating striatum involvement in this late neuroleptic side effect. The patient was treated with relative success by the association of high doses of propranolol, diazepan and biperiden. A critical discussion about some clinical, neurobiological and treatment issues related to severe forms of tardive dystonia is presented. The association of beta-adrenergic antagonists, gaba agonists and anticholinergic drugs are suggested as a possible alternative for the treatment of this condition.
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Date Issue: 1997
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