Botulinum toxin injections in the treatment of musician's dystonia

Stephan Schuele*, Hans Christian Jabusch, Richard J. Lederman, Eckart Altenmüller

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The authors present the results of 84 musicians with focal task-specific dystonia treated with EMG-guided botulinum toxin injections. Treatment outcome was assessed by subjective estimation of playing before and after treatment and self-rating of treatment response. Fifty-eight (69%) of the musicians experienced improvement from the injections and 30 of 84 musicians (36%) reported long-term benefit in their performance ability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)341-343
Number of pages3
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 25 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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