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Delayed cyanide induced dystonia.

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Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry
0022-3050
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BMJ
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  • Research Article
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  • Medicine

Abstract

A 16 year old man ingested 1 g potassium cyanide in 1969. A few days after an apparently full recovery he developed a severe dystonia syndrome. He had a positive response to an apomorphine test and showed improvement with levodopa treatment. A 21 year follow up showed minimal neurological sequelae; CT showed bilateral putaminal lucencies. Visual and brain stem auditory evoked potentials were normal. Images

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