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The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 51, Issue 6, pp 747–749 | Cite as

Progressive dystonia with marked diurnal variation

  • R. Aggarwal
  • A. Bagga
  • V. Kalra
Case Report

Abstract

A8 year old girl with progressive dystonia with marked diurnal variation who showed marked response to L-DOPA therapy, is being discussed to highlight the need for prompt recognition of this treatable disease.

Key words

Progressive dystonia diurnal variation 

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© Dr. K C Chaudhuri Foundation 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Aggarwal
    • 1
  • A. Bagga
    • 1
  • V. Kalra
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsAll India Institute of Medical SciencesNew Delhi

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