The effect of dopamine for focal hand dystonia after stroke
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Abnormal movements after cerebrovascular diseases are rare manifestations; however, the symptoms can be devastating for the patients. The most common post-stroke abnormal movement disorder is reported as dystonia, which can involve the contralateral face, arm, or leg, and most cases involved a structural lesion in the basal ganglia, most commonly in the putamen . Medical therapy is known to be not very effective; however, a small dosage of dopamine can be a safe option of treatment while activating and restoring the function of the striatum .
The authors would like to acknowledge Hee Seung Sim for editing the video clips used in this article despite his battle with Duchene muscular dystrophy.
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