Sandifer syndrome: a cause of torticollis in infancy

Ronald W. Deskin

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A case of Sandifer syndrome is presented. It is similar to previously reported cases. The diagnosis may be overlooked if symptoms are mild. Neurologic disorders are often suspected. Infants or children with torticollis, dystonic posturing or atypical seizures should be evaluated for Sandifer syndrome, Exhaustive and expensive neurologic examinations may be unnecessary. Early diagnosis allows prompt treatment and resolution of the problem. Medical management is usually successful.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)183-185
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 1995


  • Atypical seizures
  • Gastro-esophageal reflux
  • Sandifer
  • Torticollis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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