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What is Benign paroxysmal torticollis of infancy?

What is Benign paroxysmal torticollis of infancy?

  • Benign paroxysmal torticollis of infancy: A harmless condition characterized by recurring periods of head tilting resulting from dystonia (sustained muscle contractions) of the neck muscles. Other symptoms such as vomiting and irritability may also occur variably. Episodes tend to occur without any noticeable triggers and may last from hours to days. Episodes can occur as often as every two weeks or as infrequently as every couple of months.

Benign paroxysmal torticollis of infancy: Introduction

Types of Benign paroxysmal torticollis of infancy:

Broader types of Benign paroxysmal torticollis of infancy:

How serious is Benign paroxysmal torticollis of infancy?

Prognosis of Benign paroxysmal torticollis of infancy: The condition is considered benign and symptoms usually resolve spontaneously by the age of five but more often by the age of two or three.

What causes Benign paroxysmal torticollis of infancy?

Causes of Benign paroxysmal torticollis of infancy: see causes of Benign paroxysmal torticollis of infancy

What are the symptoms of Benign paroxysmal torticollis of infancy?

Symptoms of Benign paroxysmal torticollis of infancy: see symptoms of Benign paroxysmal torticollis of infancy

Onset of Benign paroxysmal torticollis of infancy: Symptoms start usually during the first year of life.

Benign paroxysmal torticollis of infancy: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Benign paroxysmal torticollis of infancy.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Benign paroxysmal torticollis of infancy.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Benign paroxysmal torticollis of infancy: see treatments for Benign paroxysmal torticollis of infancy

Name of Benign paroxysmal torticollis of infancy

Main name of condition: Benign paroxysmal torticollis of infancy

 

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