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Dopa responsive dystonia.
  1. K Patel,
  2. T Roskrow,
  3. J S Davis,
  4. J Z Heckmatt
  1. Watford General Hospital, Paediatric Department.


    There may be insufficient awareness of dopa responsive dystonia (DRD), which has a characteristic diurnal variation of symptoms. Two children are reported in whom the diagnosis of DRD was missed. The first was thought to have hysteria and the second hereditary spastic paraparesis. A full history is vital for the diagnosis of this important treatable syndrome.

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