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What causes dystonia? 

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David Miller
Family Medicine
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In brief: Many things

Dystonia is a neurologic syndrome characterized by sustained involuntary muscular activity producing sustained, abnormal and repetitive muscle contractions causing twisting movements, abnormal posture and functional disability.
There are many different types and causes with different prognoses. Some remit, some stay the same and others get worse.

In brief: Many things

Dystonia is a neurologic syndrome characterized by sustained involuntary muscular activity producing sustained, abnormal and repetitive muscle contractions causing twisting movements, abnormal posture and functional disability.
There are many different types and causes with different prognoses. Some remit, some stay the same and others get worse.
David Miller
David Miller
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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatrics - Neurology

In brief: Various causes

There are genetic forms, acquired forms, toxic forms, and those without known cause.
Dystonia muscularum deformans is a horrible progressive form that is devastating over time. Focal dystonia may occur only rarely in a small group of muscles with very specific movement. There is no cure but good management methods are available.

In brief: Various causes

There are genetic forms, acquired forms, toxic forms, and those without known cause.
Dystonia muscularum deformans is a horrible progressive form that is devastating over time. Focal dystonia may occur only rarely in a small group of muscles with very specific movement. There is no cure but good management methods are available.
Dr. William Goldie
Dr. William Goldie
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