Status dystonicus

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Status dystonicus is a serious and potentially life-threatening disorder which occurs in people who have primary or secondary dystonia. Symptoms consist of widespread severe muscle contractions. Treatment can be difficult but status dystonicus may respond to midazolam, propofol, baclofen and bilateral pallidal deep brain stimulation[1]

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  1. ^ Mariotti, P.; Fasano, A.; Contarino, MF.; Della Marca, G.; Piastra, M.; Genovese, O.; Pulitanò, S.; Chiaretti, A.; Bentivoglio, AR. (May 2007). "Management of status dystonicus: our experience and review of the literature". Mov Disord 22 (7): 963–8. doi:10.1002/mds.21471. PMID 17427939.