Treatment of Writer's Cramp with Botulinum Toxin Type A

Matur Z., Parman Y. G.

NOROPSIKIYATRI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF NEUROPSYCHIATRY, vol.47, pp.27-29, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Writer's cramp is the most common form of task-specific dystonia. It can cause severe disability in writing speed/fluency. Treatment approaches are variable. Orally administered drugs, different non-pharmacological methods like stereotactic surgery are possible treatment options, but botulinum toxin seems to be the most effective choice. (Archives of Neuropsychiatry 2010; 47 Supplement: 27-9)