Conditions treated with botulinum toxin

Conditions treated with botulinum toxin

What other conditions may be treated with botulinum toxin? 

Conditions other than dystonia also have been successfully treated with botulinum toxin.

Strabismus was the first disease to be treated with botulinum toxin. Ninety percent of patients with hemifacial spasm, a form of segmental myoclonus, improve with injections of the toxin.

Over 50% of patients with tremor of the hand and/or head improve with botulinum toxin.

Reports also describe efficacy of this treatment in patients with various disorders associated with abnormal or inappropriate muscle contractions, including tics.


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