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What is Dystonia musculorum deformans type 1?

What is Dystonia musculorum deformans type 1?

  • 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.

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)

Dystonia musculorum deformans type 1: Introduction

Types of Dystonia musculorum deformans type 1:

Broader types of Dystonia musculorum deformans type 1:

Who gets Dystonia musculorum deformans type 1?

Racial predominance for Dystonia musculorum deformans type 1: Ashkenazi Jews

How serious is Dystonia musculorum deformans type 1?

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

What causes Dystonia musculorum deformans type 1?

Causes of Dystonia musculorum deformans type 1: see causes of Dystonia musculorum deformans type 1
Cause of Dystonia musculorum deformans type 1: The condition is inherited in an autosomal dominant manner.

What are the symptoms of Dystonia musculorum deformans type 1?

Symptoms of Dystonia musculorum deformans type 1: see symptoms of Dystonia musculorum deformans type 1

Complications of Dystonia musculorum deformans type 1: see complications of Dystonia musculorum deformans type 1

Onset of Dystonia musculorum deformans type 1: childhood or adolescence

Can anyone else get Dystonia musculorum deformans type 1?

Inheritance: see inheritance of Dystonia musculorum deformans type 1

Dystonia musculorum deformans type 1: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Dystonia musculorum deformans type 1.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Dystonia musculorum deformans type 1.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Dystonia musculorum deformans type 1: Medical Geneticist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Dystonia musculorum deformans type 1.
Treatments for Dystonia musculorum deformans type 1: see treatments for Dystonia musculorum deformans type 1

Name and Aliases of Dystonia musculorum deformans type 1

Main name of condition: Dystonia musculorum deformans type 1

Other names or spellings for Dystonia musculorum deformans type 1:

DYT1, early-onset torsion dystonia, Torsion dystonia 1, autosomal dominant, EOTD

DYT1, EOTD, Early onset torsion dystonia, Torsion dystonia 1, autosomal dominant
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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