Analyzing clinical and electrophysiological characteristics of Paroxysmal Dyskinesia

Jue-qian Zhou, Lie-min Zhou, Zi-yan Fang, Qian Wang, Zi-yi Chen, Li-bai Yang, Su-da Chen, Xiao-dong Cai


  • The classification, clinical and electrophysiological characteristics, treatment outcome and pathogenesis of paroxysmal dyskinesia were summarized and analyzed. Paroxysmal dyskinesia was classified into three types. Different types had different incentives in clinical practice. Patients were mostly male adolescents, and the attacks, which were in various forms, manifested as dysmyotonia of choreoathetosis, body torsion and facemaking; no disturbance of consciousness during attacks. Electroencephalogram and other examinations showed no specific abnormalities during both the attacks and interictal period. Paroxysmal dyskinesia was an independent disease and different from epilepsy.
  • KEYWORDS: Ocular Motility Disorders, Chore.


Paroxysmal movement disorders;Paroxysmal Dysmyotonia;paroxysmal dyskinesias

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