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Oppenheim's dystonia

Oppenheim's dystonia: Introduction

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. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Oppenheim's dystonia is available below.

Symptoms of Oppenheim's dystonia

Treatments for Oppenheim's dystonia

  • Various medications may be used to alleviate symptoms: Baclofen, anticholinergics, benzodiazepines (such as clonazepam) and dopamine depleting agents (such as reserpine)
  • If patients fail to respond to medications, surgery involving deep-brain stimulation may be undertaken
  • Focal dystonias that start during adulthood may benefit from botulinum toxin injections
  • Exercise and physical therapy may help some patients better manage their condition
  • Genetic counseling is recommended
  • more treatments...»

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Causes of Oppenheim's dystonia

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Oppenheim's dystonia: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Oppenheim's dystonia

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Prognosis for Oppenheim's dystonia

Prognosis for 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.

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  1. Oppenheim's dystonia: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Prognosis
 

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