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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 38  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 163-164

Rare form of dyskinetic movements associated with alcohol withdrawal


Department of Psychiatry, National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

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Sathya Prakash
National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0253-7176.178816

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Movement disorders are known to occur during alcohol withdrawal. Tremor, choreoathetosis, transient parkinsonism, myoclonus and dystonia have been previously described. The present report describes involuntary 'fluttering' movements of fingers developing during alcohol withdrawal reminiscent of a rare form of tardive dyskinesia. Such a presentation has not been described earlier.


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