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What are the different types of dystonia?

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Dr. Slade Suchecki
Family Medicine
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In brief: Primary & Secondary

Primary - originating from within the central nervous system to include brain injury.
Secondary - other causes to include medications.

In brief: Primary & Secondary

Primary - originating from within the central nervous system to include brain injury.
Secondary - other causes to include medications.
Dr. Slade Suchecki
Dr. Slade Suchecki
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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatrics - Neurology

In brief: Three types

Most cases fall into three different types.
There is focal where just a very specific area of muscle activity is involved. This can be fingers, neck, throat, foot, etc. Then there is regional where specific motor functions are involved such as inability to open jars or button clothes or turn knobs or throw a ball, etc. Then there is generalized where the whole body goes rigid and into spasm.

In brief: Three types

Most cases fall into three different types.
There is focal where just a very specific area of muscle activity is involved. This can be fingers, neck, throat, foot, etc. Then there is regional where specific motor functions are involved such as inability to open jars or button clothes or turn knobs or throw a ball, etc. Then there is generalized where the whole body goes rigid and into spasm.
Dr. William Goldie
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