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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 58  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 761--763

Gabapentin as a rescue drug in D-penicillamine-induced status dystonicus in patients with Wilson disease

Vimal K Paliwal, Pankaj K Gupta, Sunil Pradhan 
 Department of Neurology, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India

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Vimal K Paliwal
Department of Neurology, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Raebareily Road, Lucknow - 226 014
India

D-penicillamine induced status dystonicus is a unique but serious drug related complication in a subset of patients with Wilson disease. Patho-physiological basis of its occurrence is not known. It often responds poorly to anti dystonia medications. We present three patients with Wilson disease who developed severe paroxysmal dystonic spells after receiving D-penicillamine treatment. All three patients responded well to gabapentin after failing to respond to other anti dystonia drugs.


How to cite this article:
Paliwal VK, Gupta PK, Pradhan S. Gabapentin as a rescue drug in D-penicillamine-induced status dystonicus in patients with Wilson disease.Neurol India 2010;58:761-763


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Paliwal VK, Gupta PK, Pradhan S. Gabapentin as a rescue drug in D-penicillamine-induced status dystonicus in patients with Wilson disease. Neurol India [serial online] 2010 [cited 2020 Feb 23 ];58:761-763
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