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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2010, Article ID 726845, 2 pages
Case Report

Williams Syndrome with a “Twist”

1Rheumatology Department, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust, Great Ormond Street, London WC1H 3JH, UK
2Departement of Academic Pediatrics, “P. & A. Kyriakou” Children's Hospital, Athens 115-21, Greece

Received 9 December 2009; Accepted 19 April 2010

Academic Editor: Marie-Cécile Nassogne

Copyright © 2010 Despoina Maritsi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Williams syndrome is a rare genetic condition with multisystemic involvement, caused by a microscopic deletion in the chromosome band 7q11.23. We describe the first case of a toddler with Williams syndrome who developed Benign Paroxysmal Torticollis (BPT), a benign dystonic disorder of unknown aetiology.