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Focal dystonia

Focal dystonia: Introduction

Focal dystonia: A neurological condition that affects a localized muscle group causing the muscle to contract and twist. For example, foot dystonia can cause the muscles to contract and the toes to curl inwards. The disorder can occur in the limbs, larynx, jaw, neck trunk and other body parts. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Focal dystonia is available below.

Symptoms of Focal dystonia

  • Sustained muscle contraction
  • Distorted position of affected body part
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Causes of Focal dystonia

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Focal dystonia: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Definitions of Focal dystonia:

Focal dystonia is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Focal dystonia, or a subtype of Focal dystonia, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Focal dystonia as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Related Focal dystonia Info

More information about Focal dystonia

  1. Focal dystonia: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing

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