Soleus H-reflex tests in causalgia-dystonia compared with dystonia and mimicked dystonic posture

J.H.T.M. Koelman*, A.A.J. Hilgevoord, L J. Bour, J.D. Speelman, B.W. Ongerboer De Visser

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Abstract

Dystonia in the causalgia-dystonia syndrome is characterized by a fixed dystonic posture. To identify involvement of central pathophysiologic mechanisms, we analyzed soleus H-reflex tests in five patients with causalgia-dystonia. Soleus H-reflex test results in these patient: differed from those in healthy controls but were similar to those in purely dystonic patients and healthy controls mimicking dystonic posture. The results suggest involvement of supraspinal mechanisms in the abnormal posture of causalgia- dystonia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2196-2198
Number of pages3
JournalNeurology
Volume53
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Dec 1999
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Causalgia
  • Dystonia
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
  • Soleus H-reflex

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