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J Korean Neurol Assoc. 2004 Feb;22(1):71-75. Korean. Case Report.
Kim HW , Cho EM , Moon CJ , Lim GH , Kim JH .
Department of Neurology, Chosun University College of Medicine, Gwangju, Korea. jhkim@mail.chosun.ac.kr
Abstract

Secondary cervical dystonia caused by tuberculous meningitis is extremely rare. Sixteen year-old female and 56 year-old male were admitted with fever, headache and mental change. Several days after admission they presented neck deviation and polygraphic study revealed prolonged muscular contraction of sterocleidomastoid and trapezius muscles without EEG changes. Their MRI revealed bilateral lesions in the basal ganglia. Recognition of dyskinesias associated with meningitis may be helpful in the diagnosis of tuberculous meningitis.

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