A rare case of laryngeal dystonia associated with neurosyphilis

Response to botulinum toxin injection 1

Ki Hong Kevin Ho, Christopher C. Wright, Michael Underbrink

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Abstract

We report a unique case of laryngeal dystonia in a 43-year-old male with neurosyphilis who underwent successful treatment with botulinum toxin injection. To date there have been no reports of laryngeal dystonia associated with neurosyphilis. The patient initially presented with strained and stuttering voice despite systemic penicillin therapy. After 2 months of speech therapy with limited relief, the patient received botulinum toxin injection to each thyroarytenoid muscle. Postinjection videostroboscopy showed marked improvement of voice quality. Laryngoscope, 2011

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)147-149
Number of pages3
JournalLaryngoscope
Volume121
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2011

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Neurosyphilis
Botulinum Toxins
Dystonia
Voice Quality
Laryngeal Muscles
Speech Therapy
Laryngoscopes
Stuttering
Injections
Penicillins
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • botulinum toxin
  • Laryngeal dystonia
  • neurosyphilis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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A rare case of laryngeal dystonia associated with neurosyphilis : Response to botulinum toxin injection 1. / Ho, Ki Hong Kevin; Wright, Christopher C.; Underbrink, Michael.

In: Laryngoscope, Vol. 121, No. 1, 01.2011, p. 147-149.

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Ho, Ki Hong Kevin ; Wright, Christopher C. ; Underbrink, Michael. / A rare case of laryngeal dystonia associated with neurosyphilis : Response to botulinum toxin injection 1. In: Laryngoscope. 2011 ; Vol. 121, No. 1. pp. 147-149.
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