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Are dystonia and Parkinson's disease related?

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Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology
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In brief: Basal ganglia

The area of the brain called basal ganglia has a lot of neurotransmitters like dopamine--some parkinson pt present with dystonia---when parkinson advance and people become rigid they get to be off and on--dystonic alternate with excessive movements.

In brief: Basal ganglia

The area of the brain called basal ganglia has a lot of neurotransmitters like dopamine--some parkinson pt present with dystonia---when parkinson advance and people become rigid they get to be off and on--dystonic alternate with excessive movements.
Dr. Gamal Boutros
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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatrics - Neurology

In brief: It can be

Dystonia is just a description of muscle tone that is poorly controlled.
Parkinsons can cause tremor, rigidity, dystonia, dyskinesia, ataxia, spasticity, tonic spasms, etc. Deep brain structures control smoothness of muscle movement, and these centers become severely damaged in the parkinsons disease process. The book awakenings by oliver sacks is an excellent description of the disease.

In brief: It can be

Dystonia is just a description of muscle tone that is poorly controlled.
Parkinsons can cause tremor, rigidity, dystonia, dyskinesia, ataxia, spasticity, tonic spasms, etc. Deep brain structures control smoothness of muscle movement, and these centers become severely damaged in the parkinsons disease process. The book awakenings by oliver sacks is an excellent description of the disease.
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