Dominantly transmitted focal dystonia in families of patients with musician's cramp

A. Schmidt, H. C. Jabusch, E. Altenmüller, J. Hagenah, N. Brüggemann, K. Hedrich, R. Saunders-Pullman, S. B. Bressman, P. L. Kramer, C. Klein

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Abstract

Musician's dystonia is generally considered a sporadic disorder. We present three families with the index patient affected by musician's dystonia, but other forms of upper limb focal task-specific dystonia (FTSD), mainly writer's cramp, in seven relatives. Our results suggest a genetic contribution to FTSD with phenotypic variability, including musician's dystonia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)691-693
Number of pages3
JournalNeurology
Volume67
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2006

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Schmidt, A., Jabusch, H. C., Altenmüller, E., Hagenah, J., Brüggemann, N., Hedrich, K., Saunders-Pullman, R., Bressman, S. B., Kramer, P. L., & Klein, C. (2006). Dominantly transmitted focal dystonia in families of patients with musician's cramp. Neurology, 67(4), 691-693. https://doi.org/10.1212/01.wnl.0000230148.00035.f9