Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2003 , Vol 49 , Num 6
Posthemiplejik Distoni
Rabia Koç 1 ,Bengi Öz 2 ,Rezzan Günaydın 3 ,Arzu On 4 ,Neşe Ölmez 5 ,Asuman Memiş 5
1 Atatürk Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi Fizik Tedavi ve Rehabilitasyon Kliniği, İzmir
2 Atatürk Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Fizik Tedavi ve Rehabilitasyon Kliniği, İzmir
3 İzmir Bozkaya Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Fizik Tedavi ve Rehabilitasyon Kliniği, İzmir
4 Atatürk Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Fiziksel Tıph ve Rehabilitasyon Anabilim Dalı, Erzurum
5 Atatürk Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon Kliniği, İzmir

Posthemiplegic dystonia is a rare complication of cerebrovascular accidents. Delayed onset of unilateral involuntary movements results in with abnormal postures after recovery from hemiplegia. Clinical features of posthemiplegic dystonia and therapeutic approaches to this disorder is reviewed with a case report. In our case, we observed improvement of the distonic posture with pharmacotherapy and this improvement is supported with EMG reports. Management of posthemiplegic dystonia needs further investigation.

Keywords : Posthemiplegic dystonia, baclofe