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What is Oppenheim's dystonia?

What is Oppenheim's dystonia?

  • Oppenheim's dystonia: A rare movement disorder where the patients suffer uncontrollable muscle contractions and distortion of body position. The limbs are usually involved first and then the condition spreads to other parts of the body.

Oppenheim's dystonia: Introduction

Types of Oppenheim's dystonia:

Broader types of Oppenheim's dystonia:

Who gets Oppenheim's dystonia?

Racial predominance for Oppenheim's dystonia: More common in Ashkenazi Jewish populations

How serious is Oppenheim's dystonia?

Prognosis of Oppenheim's dystonia: Symptoms tend to start in an arm or leg during childhood and spreads to other parts of the body within 5 years in roughly a third of patients. The severity and extent of symptoms is variable and as such the prognosis is variable. The majority of patients are able to maintain mobility and independence with treatment and can have a reasonably quality of life. More severe cases may require walking aids or even wheelchairs.

What causes Oppenheim's dystonia?

Causes of Oppenheim's dystonia: see causes of Oppenheim's dystonia

What are the symptoms of Oppenheim's dystonia?

Symptoms of Oppenheim's dystonia: see symptoms of Oppenheim's dystonia

Onset of Oppenheim's dystonia: During childhood - usually mid to late childhood but can develop during early adulthood.

Can anyone else get Oppenheim's dystonia?

Inheritance: see inheritance of Oppenheim's dystonia

Oppenheim's dystonia: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Oppenheim's dystonia.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Oppenheim's dystonia.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Oppenheim's dystonia: see treatments for Oppenheim's dystonia

Name of Oppenheim's dystonia

Main name of condition: Oppenheim's dystonia

 

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