Dystonia in spinocerebellar ataxia type 6

Kapil Dev Sethi, Joseph Jankovic

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Spinocerebellar ataxias are heterogeneous disorders with overlapping clinical features. Spinocerebellar ataxia-6 is a dominantly inherited condition characterized by relatively pure ataxia with a paucity of other manifestations including extrapyramidal findings. We report on two patients with genetically proven SCA-6 who had dystonia. One patient presented initially with dystonia, which remained the most disabling problem. Dystonia may occur in SCA-6 and can be disabling.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)150-153
Number of pages4
JournalMovement Disorders
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002


  • Dystonia
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Spinocerebellar ataxia 6

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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