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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 29-30

Speech Induced Primary Focal Lingual Dystonia

1 Department of Neurology, VMMC and SJH, New Delhi, India
2 Kailash Neuro Centre, Haldwani, India
3 Kainos Hospital, Rohtak, Haryana, India
4 Department of Neurology, GIPMER, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Kamakshi Dhamija
Kainos Hospital, Rohtak, Haryana (DM Neurology, GIPMER, New Delhi)
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/mamcjms.mamcjms_55_18

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Isolated lingual dystonia is a rare form of focal dystonia. Speech-induced primary lingual dystonia is rarer still, with only eight cases reported worldwide till date. It is a challenge to differentiate it from psychogenic dystonia. This has therapeutic implications as directed speech therapy is an important modality of treatment in speech-induced primary lingual dystonia. We report one such case from our clinical practice.

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