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Characterization and Treatment of Unilateral Facial Muscle Spasm in Linear Scleroderma: A Case Report
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.
Danisi, F., & Guidi, E. (2018). Characterization and Treatment of Unilateral Facial Muscle Spasm in Linear Scleroderma: A Case Report. Tremor and Other Hyperkinetic Movements, 8, 531. https://doi.org/10.7916/D88S5XJP
Originally published in Tremor and Other Hyperkinetic Movements, 8, 531. The original material can be found here.
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