Concurrent nocturnal and diurnal paroxysmal dystonia

P. Veggiotti, C. A. Zambrino, U. Balottin, M. Viri, G. Lanzi

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The authors describe a case of a 15-year-old girl who presented with a progressive sequence of nocturnal dystonic episodes, generalized seizures, and diurnal dystonic episodes. A diagnosis of nocturnal paroxysmal dystonia has been proposed in view of the association between nocturnal episodes and epileptic seizures, while the diurnal episodes are atypical. Neurophysiological data recorded during critical episodes are reported. A linkage between dystonic attacks and epilepsy is hypothesized.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)458-461
Number of pages4
JournalChild's Nervous System
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1993


  • Nocturnal seizures
  • Paroxysmal dystonia
  • Sleep disorder

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology


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