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Possible Functional Moving Toes Syndrome

Vanegas-Arroyave, Nora; Panyakaew, Pattamon; Lamichhane, Dronacharya; Shulman, Lisa; Hallett, Mark

Background: Moving toes syndrome has been classically described as an organic movement disorder, on occasion related to peripheral nerve injuries. The association between nerve trauma and movement disorders has become a controversial topic, and the functional etiology of moving toes syndrome has recently been proposed.

Case Report: We describe two cases of moving toes syndrome with clinical features typically suggestive of a functional movement disorder.

Discussion: The presence of entrainability and distractibility in the described patients is an indication of attentional influences on their involuntary movements. However, it is possible that if there is a subcortical origin, the toe movements could be influenced by voluntary commands.

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Title
Tremor and Other Hyperkinetic Movements
DOI
https://doi.org/10.7916/D8CZ36XT

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Academic Units
Center for Parkinson's Disease and Other Movement Disorders
Publisher
The Center for Digital Research and Scholarship
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November 2, 2016