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Effect of Pallidal Deep Brain Stimulation on Psychiatric Symptoms in Myoclonus-Dystonia due to ε-Sarcoglycan Mutations

Maria Fiorella Contarino, MD; Elisabeth M. Foncke, MD, PhD; Danielle C. Cath, MD, PhD; P. Richard Schuurman, MD, PhD; Johannes D. Speelman, MD, PhD; Marina A. J. Tijssen, MD, PhD
Arch Neurol. 2011;68(8):1087-1089. doi:10.1001/archneurol.2011.180.
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In their article on deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the internal pallidum (GPi) for myoclonus-dystonia (M-D) due to ε-sarcoglycan (SGCE) mutations, Azoulay-Zyss and coauthors1 conclude that DBS’s effect on psychiatric comorbidity needs to be studied.

We describe 5 patients with SGCE –M-D (4 men; mean age, 37 years; range, 18-50 years) who underwent bilateral GPi-DBS for their invalidating motor symptoms.

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August 1, 2011
David Grabli, MD, PhD; Emmanuel Roze, MD, PhD; Julie Azoulay-Zyss, MD; Marie Vidailhet, MD
Arch Neurol. 2011;68(8):1087-1089. doi:10.1001/archneurol.2011.181.
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