Case Report

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Associated Dystonia: Sandifer Syndrome


  • Hande Gazeteci Tekin
  • Gül Serdaroğlu
  • Sarenur Gökben

Received Date: 18.11.2013 Accepted Date: 05.12.2013 J Pediatr Res 2014;1(2):99-100

Sandifer syndrome is a paroxysmal movement disorder in association with Gastroesophageal Reflux disease (GERD). In generally mental-motor development is normal. Most cases are children with symptom onset in early childhood. In early childhood usually have opisthotonic posture, retrocollis and unvoluntery head movements. Anti-reflux medications and/or funduplication is used in the treatment of Sandifer syndrome. We present a 3-year-old male who has movements disorder caused by GERD.

Keywords: Gastroesophageal Reflux disease, dystonia, movements disorder, Sandifer syndrome

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