NYMC Faculty Publications

Title

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

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2018

Department

Neurology

Abstract

Background: Linear scleroderma has been associated with muscle spasms ipsilateral to skin lesions. Typically, spasms are located in trigeminal innervated muscles, leading to hemimasticatory 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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