Preventing Contractions in Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome and Dystonia

KEVIN J. BLACK, BRAD RACETTE, JOEL S. PERLMUTTER
  • American Journal of Psychiatry, September 1998, American Psychiatric Association
  • DOI: 10.1176/ajp.155.9.1298a

Preventing contractures in NMS and dystonia

What is it about?

This case report suggests that botulinum toxin injections (Botox) early on can help prevent contractures (i.e. permanent scarring-like tightening of a muscle) in dystonic illnesses. (note: the original letter had a typo in the title, later corrected by an erratum)

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1176/ajp.155.9.1298a

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