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Hemidystonia as an Initial Manifestation of Leptomeningeal Metastasis
Hyun-Jung Jung, Seong-Min Choi, Byeong-Chae Kim
J Mov Disord. 2009;2(2):82-85.
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A 76-year-old woman gradually developed action dystonia of the left hand and foot. Leptomeningeal metastasis of the right fronto-parietal area associated with gastric adenocarcinoma was found on the brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET) studies. We discuss the mechanisms involved in the development of secondary hemidystonia and review dystonia associated with cortical lesions.


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Hemidystonia Associated With Focal Status Epilepticus as Incipient Manifestations in Probable Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
Dong-Geun Lee, In-Uk Song, Kwang-Soo Lee, Joong-Seok Kim
J Mov Disord. 2008;1(1):47-50.
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We report a 70-year-old man who manifested with hemidystonia associated with focal status epilepticus. The subsequent clinical symptoms and signs including rapid progressive dementia, and generalized myoclonus and the presence of 14-3-3 protein in cerebrospinal fluid, typical magnetic resonance imaging and eletroencephalography findings provide the evidences for diagnosis of probable Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). Movement disorders or epilepsy rarely occur in the early stage of CJD. Furthermore, co-occurrence of both disorders in the early stage has been hardly reported. To the best of the authors’ knowledge, this is the first report in Korea of CJD presenting as dystonia. Our case suggests that CJD can present with a variety of movement disorders.

JMD : Journal of Movement Disorders