Rapid-onset dystonia-parkinsonism: A fourth family consistent with linkage to chromosome 19q13

Jacek Zaremba, Hanna Mierzewska, Zofia Lysiak, Patricia Kramer, Laurie J. Ozelius, Allison Brashear

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Rapid-onset dystonia-parkinsonism (RDP, DYT12, MIM 128235) is a rare autosomal dominant movement disorder characterized by abrupt onset of slow, dystonic movements and prominent bulbar features. Three families and 1 isolated case have been described in the literature, and linkage to markers on chromosome 19q13 have been reported. Here, we describe the clinical features in a fourth family (the second in Europe) with 4 affected members, suggesting that RDP may be misdiagnosed for years and/or may mimic other dystonic/parkinsonian syndromes. By using haplotype analysis, we show that the family is consistent with linkage to markers on chromosome 19q13.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1506-1510
Number of pages5
JournalMovement Disorders
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004
Externally publishedYes



  • Dystonia
  • DYT12
  • Parkinsonism
  • RDP

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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