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Ear dyskinesia
  1. L Carluer,
  2. C Schupp,
  3. G-L Defer
  1. Service de neurologie, CHU de la Côte de Nacre, 14033 Caen cedex, France
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr Carluer

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Focal or segmental dyskinesias and dystonic syndromes affecting the cranial muscles are well recognised. Examples include the well known oro-bucco-facial dyskinesia caused by the long term use of neuroleptics, Meige syndrome, oromandibular dystonia, and blepharospasm. Among focal dyskinesia, ear dyskinesias are extremely uncommon and only a few cases have been reported.1,2

Case report

We report a 57 year old women who complained of involuntary movements of both ears for a year. The movements were initially intermittent but progressively became continuous. She could not control them voluntarily. The movements disappeared during sleep. There was no history of local trauma or neuroleptic treatment. Three months before onset, she had received paroxetine for depression. On examination there was a semirhythmic synchronous elevation and retraction …

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