A case of peripherally induced task-specific “lipstick dystonic tremor”

Francesco Cavallieri, Franco Valzania, Laurent Vercueil, Elena Moro, Valérie Fraix

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Background: Peripherally induced movement disorders (PIMDs) represent a rare and debated complication of peripheral trauma. Phenomenology Shown: We report a case of task-specific “lipstick” jerky dystonic tremor as a consequence of traumatic shoulder injury, successfully treated with EMG-guided botulinum toxin injections. Educational Value: This case expands the phenotypic spectrum of PIMDs, with a visual example of a task-specific dystonic tremor after peripheral trauma, and the efficacy of EMG-guided botulinum toxin treatment in the setting of posttraumatic dystonic tremor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalTremor and Other Hyperkinetic Movements
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Botulinum toxin
  • Dystonic tremor
  • Electromyography
  • Lipstick
  • Movement disorders
  • Peripherally induced
  • Posttraumatic
  • Task specific

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Medicine(all)


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