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Dystonias

Dystonias: Introduction

Dystonias: The dystonias are movement disorders in which sustained muscle contractions cause twisting and repetitive movements or abnormal postures. The ... more about Dystonias.

Dystonias: Muscle problems causing movement disorders. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Dystonias is available below.

Symptoms of Dystonias

Treatments for Dystonias

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Dystonias: Related Patient Stories

Types of Dystonias

  • Primary idiopathic dystonia - has no underlying disease cause; probably genetic dominant; about 50% of cases
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Causes of Dystonias

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Dystonias: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Dystonias

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Dystonias: Rare Types

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Prognosis for Dystonias

Prognosis for Dystonias: The initial symptoms can be very mild and may be noticeable only after prolonged exertion, stress, or fatigue. Over a period of time, the symptoms may become more noticeable and widespread and be unrelenting; sometimes, however, there is little or no progression. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Dystonias Information Page: NINDS)

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Clinical Trials for Dystonias

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Article Excerpts about Dystonias

The dystonias are movement disorders in which sustained muscle contractions cause twisting and repetitive movements or abnormal postures. The movements, which are involuntary and sometimes painful, may affect a single muscle; a group of muscles such as those in the arms, legs, or neck; or the entire body. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Dystonias Information Page: NINDS)

Definitions of Dystonias:

Abnormal involuntary movements which primarily affect the extremities, trunk, or jaw that occur as a manifestation of an underlying disease process. Conditions which feature recurrent or persistent episodes of dyskinesia as a primary manifestation of disease may be referred to as dyskinesia syndromes (see MOVEMENT DISORDERS). Dyskinesias are also a relatively common manifestation of BASAL GANGLIA DISEASES. - (Source - Diseases Database)

 

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