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Misdiagnosis of Hidden Causes of Dystonias

Underlying conditions list:

The list of possible underlying conditions mentioned in various sources for Dystonias includes:

Dystonias as a complication:

Other conditions that might have Dystonias as a complication might be potential underlying conditions. The list of conditions listing Dystonias as a complication includes:

Dystonias as a symptom:

Conditions listing Dystonias as a symptom may also be potential underlying conditions.

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Discussion of underlying conditions of Dystonias:

Birth injury (particularly due to lack of oxygen), certain infections, reactions to certain drugs, heavy-metal or carbon monoxide poisoning, trauma, or stroke can cause dystonic symptoms. About half the cases of dystonia have no connection to disease or injury and are called primary or idiopathic dystonia. Of the primary dystonias, many cases appear to be inherited in a dominant manner. Dystonias can also be symptoms of other diseases, some of which may be hereditary. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Dystonias Information Page: NINDS)

About underlying conditions:

With a diagnosis of Dystonias, it is important to consider whether there is an underlying condition causing Dystonias. These are other medical conditions that may possibly cause Dystonias. For general information on this form of misdiagnosis, see Underlying Condition Misdiagnosis or Overview of Misdiagnosis.


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