The blink reflex recovery cycle differs between essential and presumed psychogenic blepharospasm.
Summary of "The blink reflex recovery cycle differs between essential and presumed psychogenic blepharospasm."
Psychogenic blepharospasm is difficult to distinguish clinically from benign essential blepharospasm (BEB). The blink reflex recovery cycle measures the excitability of human brainstem interneurons and is abnormal in BEB. We wished to study the blink reflex recovery cycle in patients with atypical (presumed psychogenic) blepharospasm (AB).
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- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21321334
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1212/WNL.0b013e31820c3074
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