|Year : 1999 | Volume
| Issue : 3 | Page : 206--9
Botulinum toxin treatment of hemifacial spasm and blepharospasm : objective response evaluation.
A Thussu, CR Barman, S Prabhakar
Department of Neurology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, 160 012, India., India
Twenty seven patients with hemifacial spasm (HFS) and sixteen patients with blepharospasm (BS) having mean Jankovic disability rating scale score of 2.56+0.58 SD and 2.81+0.54 SD, respectively, were treated with botulinum toxin A (BTX-A) injections. The total number of injection sessions were ninety one with relief response in 98.91%. The mean improvement in function scale score was 3.78+0.64 SD and 3.29+1.07 SD respectively, in HFS and BS groups. The clinical benefit induced by botulinum toxin lasted for a mean of 4.46+3.11 SD (range 2 to 13) months in HFS group and 2.66+1.37 SD (range 1 to 6) months, in BS groups. Transient ptosis was seen in 4.39% of total ninety one injection sessions. These findings show that local botulinum toxin treatment provides effective, safe and long lasting relief of spasms.
Department of Neurology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, 160 012, India.
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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