Is Acute Dystonia an Emergency? Sometimes, It Really Is!

KANBUROĞLU M. K. , DERİNÖZ GÜLERYÜZ O. , Cizmeci M. N. , Havali C.

PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY CARE, cilt.29, sa.3, ss.380-382, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 29 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1097/pec.0b013e31828547df
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.380-382


Most cases of acute dystonia are mild and easy to manage; nevertheless, some of them can be fatal because of the involvement of certain muscle groups such as the laryngeal muscles, thus requiring urgent intervention. In the literature, approach to life-threatening acute dystonia has not been investigated thoroughly, although the diagnosis is a challenge, and treatment should be offered immediately. Herein the management of life-threatening acute dystonia is discussed via 2 case reports.