Motor and non-motor symptoms in blepharospasm: clinical and pathophysiological implications

ConclusionsNon-motor symptoms are independent of motor features and likely belong to the clinical spectrum of blepharospasm. The presence of non-motor symptoms possibly reflects a complex network disorder of blepharospasm.
Source: Journal of Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research

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