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Dystonia: Introduction

Dystonia: Dystonia is a neurological disorder that causes involuntary contractions of muscles in a repetitive, twisting manner. See detailed information below for a list of 130 causes of Dystonia, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Dystonia:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Dystonia. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Causes of Types of Dystonia:

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Dystonia: Symptom Checker

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Dystonia Treatments

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Medications or substances causing Dystonia:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Dystonia as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Dystonia: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Dystonia

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Dystonia: Deaths

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Causes of Dystonia listed in Disease Database:

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Article Excerpts about Dystonia

The dystonias are movement disorders in which sustained muscle contractions cause twisting and... (Source: excerpt from NINDS Dystonias Information Page: NINDS)

Definitions of Dystonia:

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)

Syndrome dominated by involuntary, sustained or spasmodic, patterned, and repetitive muscle contractions; frequently causing twisting, flexing or extending, and squeezing movements or abnormal postures.
- (Source - CRISP)

Detailed list of causes of Dystonia

The list below shows some of the causes of Dystonia mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Dystonia?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Dystonia. Of the 130 causes of Dystonia that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 1 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 3 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 4 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 3 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 121 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Dystonia:

The following list of conditions have 'Dystonia' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Dystonia:

The following list of medical conditions have Dystonia or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.


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Causes of Dystonia Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Dystonia based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    What are the alternative names for Dystonia:

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

    Classifications of Dystonia:

    Medical Conditions associated with Dystonia:

    Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Movement symptoms (6001 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Dystonia:

    Muscle tone symptoms, Muscle spasms (929 causes), Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Various genetic defects, Cerebral palsy, Kernicterus (20 causes), Hypoxic injury, Head trauma (8 causes), Encephalitis (137 causes), Tumors, Congenital malformations, Fahr's disease, Hallervorden-Spatz disease

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