Case of Dopa -responsive dystonia(Segawa disease) in Ghana

  • Ebenezer Badoe Department of Child Health, University of Ghana Medical School, College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana
Keywords: Dopa-responsive dystonia, Segawa disease, Ghana


The aim of this report is to increase the awareness of   a rare but eminently treatable disease (Dopa –responsive dystonia) or Segawa disease  which has not been previously reported in Ghana.  Diagnosis was made from a clinical evaluation and a dramatic response to L-Dopa.

Key words: dopa – responsive dystonia, Segawa  disease, cerebral palsy.