Patterns of glucose metabolism in pediatric dystonia


  • Different pediatric dystonia etiologies display signature patterns of glucose metabolism.

Why this matters?

  • Pediatric dystonia remains under-recognized and difficult to diagnose and manage. Functional imaging has revealed abnormalities in the sensorimotor network and may help to map out the underlying pathology.

  • These findings lay down the groundwork for understanding the pathogenesis of dystonia and indicate FDG-PET as a useful tool for assessing therapeutic efficacy or predict outcomes.