Autoimmune movement disorders are uncommon yet likely treatable conditions. It is challenging to diagnose and manage these disorders, ultimately leading to a significant morbidity in terms of functional disability of patient. It is troublesome for practicing neurologists to identify whether the antibodies which are detected during the work up of these autoimmune movement disorders are merely incidental or have pathogenic role. This will help them to decide regarding whether to start immunotherapy or not. Here we have discussed two patients of movement disorder who were found to have positive work up for other autoimmune diseases. Available Literature on autoimmune movement disorder is very limited and further research on large scale is needed.
Hashmi, Ramla Nayaib; Kiram, Ummul; and Tariq, Rabbia
"Movement disorder associated with celiac disease and thyroid dysfunction:case report,"
Pakistan Journal of Neurological Sciences (PJNS): Vol. 15:
2, Article 9.
Available at: https://ecommons.aku.edu/pjns/vol15/iss2/9