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How Can I Tell If Someone I Know May Have A Form Of Dystonia
Get formal eval: Dystonia is basically sustained muscle contractions causing unusual postures of the neck, face, or limbs, though even frequent blinking (blepharospasm) or a strained voice (spasmodic dysphonia of the vocal cords) are forms of dystonia. If there are concerns about possible dystonia, try to see a neurologist. Dystonia is somewhat rare, and most doctors outside neurology are unfamiliar with it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: Segawa syndrome, also known as dopa-responsive dystonia (drd) usually has symptom onset around age 6 but there have been case reports of it occurring in the first year (as well as much later). It is usually described as autosomal dominant with incomplete penetrance and variable expressivity among family members. Autosomal recessive types also exist. Discuss your concerns with your pediatrician. ...Read more
Dystonia definition: Dystonia refers to a neurologic condition consisting of involuntary movements of the body due to abnormally prolonged and inappropriate muscle activity. Dyskinesia refers to involuntary movements but can encompass a larger range of movements including tremor, dystonia or chorea. The term "dyskinesias" is used in the setting of parkinson's disease and with chronic antipsychotic use (tardive). ...Read more
Dystonia: Un usual muscular movements nt under your control. ...Read more
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DBS: Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is used in extreme cases to treat dystonia. The surgery involves implanting electrodes into a region of the brain, the globus pallidus, to help reduce tone in the muscles which is causing the torticollis. The efficacy of the surgery is somewhat related to genetic factors and also related to how long a person has been symptomatic. More chronic cases are harder to treat. ...Read more
Various factors: Genetics plays a role (e.g. Dyt-1 and many similar childhood onset dystonias, etc). It may also come about from injury to certain parts of the brain (esp. The basal ganglia areas) from stroke, head injury, toxic exposure, certain diseases, and other causes, but for many (esp. Most adults who develop dystonia) there is no clear cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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