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Vol 49, No 2 (2015)
Case reports
Submitted: 2014-12-01
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Nocturnal paroxysmal dystonia – Case report

Karolina Kania, Izabela Niśkiewicz, Aleksandra Wierzbicka-Wichniak, Wojciech Kozubski, Elżbieta Tokarz-Kupczyk
DOI: 10.1016/j.pjnns.2015.01.009
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Neurol Neurochir Pol 2015;49(2):134-136.

open access

Vol 49, No 2 (2015)
Case reports
Submitted: 2014-12-01

Abstract

Nocturnal paroxysmal dystonia describes a syndrome consisting of recurrent motor episodes of dystonic–dyskinetic features arising from non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep. In the article, the authors present female case of nocturnal paroxysmal dystonia. The patient has had attacks since her childhood and was eventually diagnosed at the age of 48. Therapy with carbamazepine considerably reduced the frequency and entent of seizures. The present case evidences that nocturnal paroxysmal dystonia still is a diagnostic challenge for clinicians. Especially, we emphasize the importance of polysomnography in the verification of the diagnosis.

Abstract

Nocturnal paroxysmal dystonia describes a syndrome consisting of recurrent motor episodes of dystonic–dyskinetic features arising from non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep. In the article, the authors present female case of nocturnal paroxysmal dystonia. The patient has had attacks since her childhood and was eventually diagnosed at the age of 48. Therapy with carbamazepine considerably reduced the frequency and entent of seizures. The present case evidences that nocturnal paroxysmal dystonia still is a diagnostic challenge for clinicians. Especially, we emphasize the importance of polysomnography in the verification of the diagnosis.

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Keywords

Nocturnal frontal lobe epilepsy, Nocturnal paroxysmal dystonia, Polysomnography

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Title

Nocturnal paroxysmal dystonia – Case report

Journal

Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska

Issue

Vol 49, No 2 (2015)

Pages

134-136

DOI

10.1016/j.pjnns.2015.01.009

Bibliographic record

Neurol Neurochir Pol 2015;49(2):134-136.

Keywords

Nocturnal frontal lobe epilepsy
Nocturnal paroxysmal dystonia
Polysomnography

Authors

Karolina Kania
Izabela Niśkiewicz
Aleksandra Wierzbicka-Wichniak
Wojciech Kozubski
Elżbieta Tokarz-Kupczyk

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