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Characterization and Treatment of Unilateral Facial Muscle Spasm in Linear Scleroderma: A Case Report

Danisi, Fabio; Guidi, Emma

Background: Linear scleroderma has been associated with muscle spasms ipsilateral to skin lesions. Typically, spasms are generated by trigeminal innervated muscles, leading to hemi-masticatory spasm (HMS).

Case Report: We report a case of linear scleroderma associated with spasm of muscles innervated not only by the trigeminal, but also by the facial nerve.

Discussion: We review the patient’s successful treatment with incobotulinumtoxinA, a formulation of botulinum toxin that has not been reported for use in this condition.

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Tremor and Other Hyperkinetic Movements
DOI
https://doi.org/10.7916/D88S5XJP

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Center for Parkinson's Disease and Other Movement Disorders
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April 10, 2018