Botulinum toxin type A in the treatment of patients with cervical dystonia
Dept of Neurology, Wake Forest University Baptist, Medical Center, Winston Salem, NC, USA
Abstract: Dystonia is an involuntary movement involving twisting and turning of agonist and antagonist muscles. Cervical dystonia is isolated to neck musculature. Botulinum toxin type A is a safe and effective treatment of this disabling and often painful syndrome. Three forms of botulinum toxin type A are available worldwide to treat patients with cervical dystonia. This is a review of the studies of botulinum toxin type A to treat cervical dystonia.
Keywords: dystonia, botulinum toxin type A, cervical dystonia
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