Annals of Movement Disorders

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 185--187

Dystonia and dysphagia in spinocerebellar ataxia 1 portends a severe phenotype


Sahil Mehta, Sucharita Ray, Sarath Aleti, Vivek Lal 
 Department of Neurology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sahil Mehta
Department of Neurology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh.
India

A variety of manifestations are known to occur in spinocerebellar ataxias (SCAs) other than ataxia. Dystonia may be the presenting or dominant manifestation of certain types of SCAs, commonly in SCA 3, SCA 17, and SCA 2. In this paper, we present a case of genetically proven SCA 1 with dystonia as a dominant manifestation. She additionally manifested dysphagia early in the course of her illness which led to her death due to choking within 3 years of onset. Through this case we attempt to highlight the occurrence of dystonia as well as dysphagia in SCA 1 which usually lends a more aggressive course and poorer prognosis to the condition compared to other SCAs.


How to cite this article:
Mehta S, Ray S, Aleti S, Lal V. Dystonia and dysphagia in spinocerebellar ataxia 1 portends a severe phenotype.Ann Mov Disord 2020;3:185-187


How to cite this URL:
Mehta S, Ray S, Aleti S, Lal V. Dystonia and dysphagia in spinocerebellar ataxia 1 portends a severe phenotype. Ann Mov Disord [serial online] 2020 [cited 2022 Aug 10 ];3:185-187
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