A 21-year-old member asked:
Can you die from dystonia?
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Pathology 44 years experience
Usually not: Dystonia musculorum deformans, or "human pretzel" disease, is a miserable illness for which neurosurgery is often dramatically beneficial. Only if a person becomes completely bedridden and unable to protect their lungs and skin will it be fatal. However, try to get treated.
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Neurology 24 years experience
Very unusual to: It would be very unusual for dystonia to be a proximate cause of death, though it can be disabling and lead to complications like clots going to the lungs, infections, or other complications from immobility.
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Last updated Nov 28, 2017
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