The clinical profile of dystonic syndromes in an Omani University Hospital

Poovathor Chacko Jacob, R. Pratap Chand, John K J Tharakan, Roshan L. Koul

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Abstract

Objectives: To describe the clinical profile of dystonic syndromes seen in the Sultanate of Oman. Design: A retrospective hospital study of patients with dystonic syndromes seen in the Sultan Qaboos University Hospital during the period from 1990-1994. Results: We encountered 30 patients with dystonia; generalized in 13 (43%), focal in 10 (33%) and hemidystonia in 7 (24%). The predominant CT scan brain abnormalities were diffuse cerebral cortical atrophy in generalized dystonias and contralateral cerebral cortical atrophy in hemidystonias. Heredodegenerative diseases were the commonest cause in this series.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)461-465
Number of pages5
JournalSaudi Medical Journal
Volume17
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1996

Keywords

  • Clinical features
  • Dystonia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Jacob, P. C., Chand, R. P., Tharakan, J. K. J., & Koul, R. L. (1996). The clinical profile of dystonic syndromes in an Omani University Hospital. Saudi Medical Journal, 17(4), 461-465.