Painful tonic/dystonic spasms in Sjogren's syndrome

Bahman Jabbari, Arash Salardini

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Three patients with Sjogren's syndrome are presented in whom frequent tonic/dystonic spasms of the limbs developed during the course of the illness. These patients' clinical findings suggested spinal cord involvement, a localization that was confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging in two patients. In one patient the painful movements responded to treatment with phenytoin and in one other to baclofen. Sjogren's syndrome should be considered in the differential diagnosis of conditions that produce tonic-dystonic limb spasms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)860-864
Number of pages5
JournalMovement Disorders
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Dystonia
  • MRI
  • Pain
  • Sjogren's syndrome
  • Tonic spasm

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology


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