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July 1974

Hemifacial Spasm in Childhood Treated With Carbamazepine

Author Affiliations

New Haven, Conn
From the departments of neurology and pediatrics, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn.

Arch Neurol. 1974;31(1):63. doi:10.1001/archneur.1974.00490370089016

Hemifacial spasm is described in an 8-year-old boy, to my knowledge the first time the condition has been reported in childhood. The symptom resolved completely after treatment with carbamazepine.

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