We report an unusual case of benztropine-induced acute dystonia and dyskinesia without findings of acute anticholinergic toxicity in a 20-month-old child. Laboratory analysis of blood, urine, and gastric contents demonstrated the presence of an atropinic compound and diphenhydramine only, suggesting the association of benztropine and acute dystonia. Effects of benztropine on neuronal uptake of dopamine may represent a possible mechanism for this unusual adverse effect.
- benztropine, reactions to
- drug, reactions, benztropine
- dystonia, benztropine-induced
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Emergency Medicine