Movement Disorders Emergencies

Renato P. Munhoz; Laura M. Scorr; Stewart A. Factor


Curr Opin Neurol. 2015;28(4):406-412. 

In This Article


The scope of the movement disorders provided in this review was intended to focus on life-threatening syndromes that diverge from the archetypal potentially severe but chronic, insidious disorders seen on most specialized ambulatory care clinics. Some of them have uncertain diagnostic criteria and are managed using an assemblage of anecdotal treatment options. These disorders may, therefore, present as sources diagnostic confusion and treatment dilemmas in emergency settings. Future directions should be directed not only to advance the basic and clinical aspects of these disorders but also to disseminate means for more accurate and prompt diagnosis and interventions.