Special Issue "Botulinum Toxin in the Movement Disorders Clinic: State of the Art"

A special issue of Toxins (ISSN 2072-6651). This special issue belongs to the section "Bacterial Toxins".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 March 2022.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Steven J. Frucht
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Guest Editor
NYU Langone, New York, NY, USA

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Injection of botulinum toxin has revolutionized the treatment of a wide range of movement disorders. In this special issue, we focus on the evidence supporting the practical application of this technique, including relevant anatomy, technique, assessment, potential risks, and mechanism of action. This review will cover application of toxin from head to toe, including hemifacial spasm, blepharospasm and eyelid opening apraxia, lower cranial dystonia, spasmodic dysphonia and vocal tremor, cervical dystonia, writer’s cramp and musicians’ dystonia, lower extremity dystonia, spasticity in the upper and lower limb, and truncal/abdominal movement disorders. The review will close with a discussion of the possible role of botulinum toxin as a disease modifying treatment for these disorders.

Dr. Steven J. Frucht
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • botulinum toxin
  • dystonia
  • hemifacial spasm
  • blepharospasm
  • torticollis
  • writer’s cramp
  • musicians’ dystonia
  • spasticity

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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