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December 1985

Blepharospasm With Bilateral Basal Ganglia Infarction

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Neurology, Los Angeles County-University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles.

Arch Neurol. 1985;42(12):1206-1208. doi:10.1001/archneur.1985.04060110088025

• Severe, involuntary, forceful closure of both eyelids, along with dystonia and rigidity, followed hypoxic encephalopathy in a young man whose computed tomographic scan showed symmetric infarcts of the corpus striatum. Symptomatic blepharospasm can result from bilateral damage to the basal ganglia.

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