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What is Dystonias?

What is Dystonias?

  • Dystonias: Muscle problems causing movement disorders.
  • 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

Dystonias: Introduction

Types of Dystonias:

Types of Dystonias:

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

Who gets Dystonias?

Patient Profile for Dystonias: Depending on subtype, symptoms may arise as early as 5 or in teens or early adulthood.

Profile for Dystonias: In some individuals, symptoms of a dystonia appear in childhood between the ages of 5 and 16, usually in the foot or in the hand. For other individuals, the symptoms emerge in late adolescence or early adulthood. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Dystonias Information Page: NINDS)

How serious is Dystonias?

Prognosis of 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)

What causes Dystonias?

Causes of Dystonias: see causes of Dystonias

What are the symptoms of Dystonias?

Symptoms of Dystonias: see symptoms of Dystonias

Dystonias: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Dystonias.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Dystonias.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Dystonias: Neurologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Dystonias.
Treatments for Dystonias: see treatments for Dystonias
Research for Dystonias: see research for Dystonias

Organs Affected by Dystonias:

Organs and body systems related to Dystonias include:

Name and Aliases of Dystonias

Main name of condition: Dystonias

Other names or spellings for Dystonias:

Muscle dystonia, Involuntary muscular movements, Dyskinesia Source - Diseases Database

Dystonias: Related Conditions

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