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Bradykinetic movement disorders in children

Joseph Jankovic, MD
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Marc C Patterson, MD, FRACP
Helen V Firth, DM, FRCP, DCH
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John F Dashe, MD, PhD


Movement disorders are characterized by either reduced (bradykinetic) or excessive (hyperkinetic) activity. Bradykinetic movement disorders frequently are accompanied by rigidity, postural instability, and loss of automatic associated movements. Diagnosis of the specific condition depends primarily upon careful observation of the clinical features [1].

Bradykinetic disorders are reviewed here. Many such disorders, mostly rare, exist and only four are discussed here:

Parkinson disease

Wilson disease

Huntington disease

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