Mathews Journal of Pediatrics


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A Sandifer Syndrome Case with 6 Year of Evolution

Carlos Maragoto-Rizo1, Arturo Rodriguez-Lopez2*, Irene Gonzalez-Gonzalez2, Hector Vera-Cuesta1, Lazaro Gomez-Fernandez1, Maria de los Angeles Ortega1, Reinaldo Galvizo-Sanchez1, Nancy Pavon Fuentes1

1International Center of Neurological Restoration (CIREN), Cuba.
2Faculty, Department of “Victoria de Girón”, University of Medical Science form La Habana, Cuba.

Received Date: Jun 2, 2019
Published Date: Jun 28, 2019

Corresponding Author: Arturo Rodriguez-Lopez* Faculty, Department of “Victoria de Girón”, University of Medical Science form La Habana, Cuba

Copyright © 2019 Rodriguez-Lopez A.

Citation: Rodriguez-Lopez A. (2019). A Sandifer Syndrome Case with 6 Year of Evolution. Mathews J Pediatr. 4(1): 16.


We describe a male pediatric patient showing dystonic head posture and occasional dystonic movements on the upper limbs since his 24 month of age. Those movements are associated with “burning sensation in the throat”, vomiting without nausea and dental erosion. He was treated with antiepileptics, neuroleptics, dopaminergics and proton pump inhibitors, without any evident results. Six years later a proper diagnosis was made and the proper treatment was indicated. In that period of time the patient was recurrently admitted on the hospital and submitted to many lab and other diagnostics tests. The disorder in question is very uncommon and as this particular
case was formerly misdiagnosed and hence mistreated, it might be on the interest to the scientific community, health care professionals and medical science students.

Keywords: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease; Focal Dystonia; Sandifer Syndrome; Long Evolution Time.

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