What Types of Dystonia Can DBS Improve?
The FDA has approved DBS for primary dystonia for patients age seven or older. Primary (or idiopathic) dystonia is dystonia that is not due to a secondary cause such as stroke, cerebral palsy, tumor, trauma, infection, multiple sclerosis, medications, or a neurodegenerative disease. Many of the primary dystonias are believed to be hereditary and may be du...
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posted on October 20, 2010