Status dystonicus: Predictors of outcome and progression patterns of underlying disease

Alfonso Fasano, Lucia Ricciardi, Anna Rita Bentivoglio, Carlotta Canavese, Giovanna Zorzi, Igor Petrovic, Nikola Kresojevic, Vladimir S. Kostić, Marina Svetel, Norbert Kovacs, Istvan Balas, Agathe Roubertie, Devendra Mishra, Paolo Mariotti, Teresa Temudo, Nardo Nardocci

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Background: Status dystonicus (SD) is a rare, life-threatening disorder characterized by acute worsening of generalized dystonia. Methods: This study was conducted to characterize the pathogenesis, clinical course, and prognosis of SD. We reviewed the records of six centers and analyzed them together with all the cases previously reported in the literature. Results: Eighty-nine episodes occurring in 68 patients were studied. The majority of patients were males (64.7%), were

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)783-788
Number of pages6
JournalMovement Disorders
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - May 2012


  • Dystonia
  • Dystonic storm
  • Midazolam
  • Pantothenate-kinase-associated neurodegeneration
  • Status dystonicus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology


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