Objective: Botulinum toxin (BTX) causes muscle paralysis by blocking acetylcholine secretion at the neuromuscular junctions. In this study, results of BTX applications in our neurology department were described. Analysis of dystonia patients and the duration of BTX efficacy were investigated.
Material and Methods: Fiftyseven dystonia patients, who admitted to our outpatient clinics between July 2007-August 2009, were injected by Botulinum type A. In this treatment, dental injector for the neck and extremity muscles, insulin injectors for the facial muscles were used. Statistically, Student t-test was applied. Results were considered significant at the level of p0,05).
Conclusion: Botulinum A toxin treatment is safe and effective for all dystonia types, especially HFS and BFS.
Movement disorders, dystonia, Botulinum toxin A
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