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Mov Disord. 1995 Jul;10(4):518-20.

Masturbation mimicking paroxysmal dystonia or dyskinesia in a young girl.

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Department of Neurology and Neurological Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

Abstract

We present the case of a young girl with periodic posturing during masturbation. The child had been evaluated by several physicians and underwent numerous diagnostic tests before the spells were seen by a physician and determined to be self-stimulatory and not paroxysmal dystonia. Masturbation is a normal and common behavior in young children and should be recognized as such. Failure to recognize this behavior can lead to unnecessary and invasive testing.

PMID:
7565838
DOI:
10.1002/mds.870100421
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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