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Torticollis (cont.)

Authors and Editors

Author: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

Editor: Charles P. Davis, MD, PhD

Previous contributing author and editors:

Author: Rick Kulkarni, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, David Geffen UCLA School of Medicine; Director of Informatics, Department of Emergency Medicine, UCLA/Olive View-UCLA Medical Center.

Editors: Ruben Olmedo, MD, Chief, Division of Toxicology, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai Medical Center; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; James Ungar, MD, Medical Director, Chair Department of Emergency Medicine Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital.

REFERENCES:

"Congenital Torticollis." WebMD.com. July 21, 2011. <http://www.webmd.com/parenting/baby/tc/congenital-torticollis-topic-overview>.

Herman, M.J. "Torticollis in Infants and Children: Common and Unusual Causes." Instr Course Lect. 55 (2006): 647-653. <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16958498>.

Kruer, Michael C. "Torticollis." Medscape.com. Mar. 6, 2012. <http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1152543-overview#aw2aab6b2b3aa>.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/27/2012

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