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Paroxysmal Kinesigenic Dyskinesia

Paucar, Martin; Malmgren, Helena; Svenningsson, Per

Background: Paroxysmal kinesigenic dyskinesia (PKD) is a rare condition associated with heterozygous mutations in the PRRT2 gene.

Phenomenology shown: In this letter we illustrate the phenomenology of PKD in a man previously misdiagnosed as Tourette’s syndrome.

Educational value: Regardless of underlying phenotype, PKD is highly responsive to some antiepileptic drugs.

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Tremor and Other Hyperkinetic Movements
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https://doi.org/10.7916/D8R79N2F

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Center for Parkinson's Disease and Other Movement Disorders
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April 9, 2018