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Dopa-Responsive Dystonia

Richard A. Walsh, Robertus M. A. de Bie and Susan H. Fox

in Movement Disorders

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Published in print July 2013 | ISBN: 9780199927524
Published online November 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199348961 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199927524.003.0014

Series: What Do I Do Now

Dopa-Responsive Dystonia

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Dopa-responsive dystonia usually presents in children with leg dystonia that causes walking difficulties and worsens over the day. All young patients with dystonia should have a trial of levodopa. Genetic testing may be negative due to the size of the GCH-1 gene.

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Subjects: Neurology

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