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Diseases » Tardive Dyskinesia » Summary

What is Tardive Dyskinesia?

What is Tardive Dyskinesia?

  • Tardive Dyskinesia: The toxic neurological side effects of neuroleptic drugs that have been used long term.
  • Tardive Dyskinesia: involuntary rolling of the tongue and twitching of the face or trunk or limbs; often occurs in patients with parkinsonism who are treated with phenothiazine.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Tardive Dyskinesia is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Tardive Dyskinesia, or a subtype of Tardive Dyskinesia, 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 Tardive Dyskinesia as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Tardive Dyskinesia: Introduction

Types of Tardive Dyskinesia:

Broader types of Tardive Dyskinesia:

How serious is Tardive Dyskinesia?

Prognosis of Tardive Dyskinesia: symptoms may persist for a long time after the drugs have been discontinued
Complications of Tardive Dyskinesia: see complications of Tardive Dyskinesia
Prognosis of Tardive Dyskinesia: Symptoms of tardive dyskinesia may remain long after discontinuation of neuroleptic drugs; however, with careful management, some symptoms may improve and/or disappear with time. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Tardive Dyskinesia Information Page: NINDS)

What causes Tardive Dyskinesia?

Causes of Tardive Dyskinesia: see causes of Tardive Dyskinesia

What are the symptoms of Tardive Dyskinesia?

Symptoms of Tardive Dyskinesia: see symptoms of Tardive Dyskinesia

Complications of Tardive Dyskinesia: see complications of Tardive Dyskinesia

Tardive Dyskinesia: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Tardive Dyskinesia.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Tardive Dyskinesia.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Tardive Dyskinesia: Neurologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Tardive Dyskinesia.
Treatments for Tardive Dyskinesia: see treatments for Tardive Dyskinesia
Research for Tardive Dyskinesia: see research for Tardive Dyskinesia

Organs Affected by Tardive Dyskinesia:

Organs and body systems related to Tardive Dyskinesia include:

Name and Aliases of Tardive Dyskinesia

Main name of condition: Tardive Dyskinesia

Other names or spellings for Tardive Dyskinesia:

tardive dystonia, oral-facial dyskinesia, Linguofacial dyskinesia, Tardive oral dyskinesia, TD

Linguofacial dyskinesia, Oral-facial dyskinesia, TD, Tardive dystonia, Tardive oral dyskinesia
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Tardive Dyskinesia: Related Conditions

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