Oral Communication

Treatment and care of the Pisa syndrome

Mr Fabrice NOUVELa, Prof Arnaud DUPEYRONb, Dr Emilie VIOLLETb

a CHU, b CHU Nimes

The Pisa syndrome is characterized by an axial dystonia which leads to a persistent and involuntary lateral flexion of the trunk and the head. It can be secondary to neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, dementia with Lewy bodies and the lateral sclerosis or in diseases from iatrogenic origin. Repercussions on the daily activities can be important and require early care : occupational therapy and physiotherapy.

Keywords : Pisa syndrome, occupational therapy, positioning