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Dystonia symptoms are often undetected or misdiagnosed

Dystonia affects at least 300,000 people in North America but the misdiagnosis rate is believed to be 90%. Children are generally afflicted by a genetic form but adult-onset can occur after trauma, or exposure to certain drugs or for no obvious reason. One woman suffered from dystonia caused by an epidural - doctors recommended she see a psychiatrist. It is often linked to Parkinson's.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Wall Street Journal

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About: Dystonia symptoms are often undetected or misdiagnosed

Date: 3 June 2004

Source: Wall Street Journal

Author: Laura Landro

URL: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/news/archive/2004/06/03/financial1022EDT0064.DTL&type=health

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