We studied the H-reflex recovery curve and reciprocal inhibition of the H-reflex bilaterally in the upper limb of 5 patients with generalized dystonia, 5 patients with blepharospasm, 10 patients with spasmodic torticollis, and 14 patients with writer’s cramp. We compared the results with those obtained from a group of healthy volunteers. The recovery curve of the H-reflex was normal in patients with writer’s cramp or blepharospasm, but showed an increase of the physiologic recovery at a 200 msec delay in patients with spasmodic torticollis or generalized dystonia. Reciprocal inhibition of the H-reflex showed a decrease in the amount of inhibition in all the patient groups and a facilitation of the H-reflex during the 3rd period of inhibition in the patients with spasmodic torticollis or generalized dystonia.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 1990|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
- Clinical Neurology