Botulinum toxin type A in the treatment of patients with cervical dystonia

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Dystonia is an involuntary movement involving twisting and turning of agonist and antagonist muscles. Cervical dystonia is isolated to neck musculature. Botulinum toxin type A is a safe and effective treatment of this disabling and often painful syndrome. Three forms of botulinum toxin type A are available worldwide to treat patients with cervical dystonia. This is a review of the studies of botulinum toxin type A to treat cervical dystonia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalBiologics: Targets and Therapy
StatePublished - May 5 2009
Externally publishedYes



  • Botulinum toxin type A
  • Cervical dystonia
  • Dystonia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Rheumatology
  • Oncology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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