A case of myoclonus–dystonia responding to low-frequency pallidal stimulation

Harini Sarva, Joan Miravite, Matthew C. Swan, Andres Deik, Deborah Raymond, William Lawrence Severt, Brian H. Kopell

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Background: High-frequency pallidal stimulation has been shown to improve various types of dystonia, including myoclonus-dystonia. Case Report: We report a case of epsilon sarcoglycan mutation-negative myoclonus–dystonia with response to low-frequency bilateral pallidal stimulation. Discussion: Low-frequency pallidal stimulation provides an effective means of treating various dystonias, regardless of genetic status, as in our case, as it provides increased programming options with fewer adverse effects.

Original languageEnglish
JournalTremor and Other Hyperkinetic Movements
StatePublished - 2017


  • Deep brain stimulation
  • Low-frequency stimulation
  • Myoclonus–dystonia


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