Treatment of Involuntary Movements with Carbamazepine in Dystonic-Choreoathetoid Cerebral Palsy

Shyamal H. Mehta, Inder M. Sawhney, Kathir Yoganathan, Jill P. Trumble, John C. Morgan, Kapil D. Sethi

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Choreoathetoid movements are quite common in cerebral palsy (CP). This is the first report of a patient with choreoathetoid CP who was successfully treated with carbamazepine. Therefore, clinicians should try carbamazepine for involuntary movements in CP patients before pursuing other procudures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)82-83
Number of pages2
JournalMovement Disorders Clinical Practice
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2014



  • Carbamazepine
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Dyskinetic cerebral palsy
  • Dystonic-choreoathetoid cerebral palsy
  • Levetiracetam

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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