Generalized and focal dystonic syndromes: Possible therapy with salmon calcitonin

F. Patti, P. Marano, F. Nicoletti, G. Giammona, Fr R. Nicoletti

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We report that repeated administration of salmon calcitonin (20-40 μg daily for 30 days) improves dystonic symptoms in patients affected by idiopathic torsion dystonia, blepharospasm-oromandibular dystonia syndrome or writer’s cramp syndrome. These results support the suggestion that calcitonin may act at central level influencing the extrapyramidal motor system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)386-391
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Neurology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1985


  • Calcitonin
  • Dystonia
  • Extrapyramidal system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology


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