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Dystonia musculorum deformans type 1

Dystonia musculorum deformans type 1: Introduction

Dystonia musculorum deformans type 1: A rare movement disorder where the patient suffers involuntary muscle contractions and distortion of body position. The trunk, neck and limbs are usually involved first. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Dystonia musculorum deformans type 1 is available below.

Symptoms of Dystonia musculorum deformans type 1

Treatments for Dystonia musculorum deformans type 1

  • Various medications may be used to alleviate symptoms: Baclofen, anticholinergics, benzodiazepines (such as clonazepam) and dopamine depleting agents (such as reserpine)
  • If patients fail to respond to medications, surgery involving deep-brain stimulation may be undertaken
  • Focal dystonias that start during adulthood may benefit from botulinum toxin injections
  • Exercise and physical therapy may help some patients better manage their condition
  • Genetic counseling is recommended
  • more treatments...»

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Dystonia musculorum deformans type 1: Complications

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Causes of Dystonia musculorum deformans type 1

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Misdiagnosis and Dystonia musculorum deformans type 1

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Prognosis for Dystonia musculorum deformans type 1

Prognosis for Dystonia musculorum deformans type 1: The onset, extent and severity of symptoms can vary considerable amongst patients.

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Dystonia musculorum deformans type 1 is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Dystonia musculorum deformans type 1, or a subtype of Dystonia musculorum deformans type 1, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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  1. Dystonia musculorum deformans type 1: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Complications
  8. Prognosis
 

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