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Is dystonia not considered muscular dystrophy?

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Dr. Keith Baldwin
Orthopedic Surgery - Pediatric
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In brief: No

Dystonia is abnormal muscle contractions that can be of several different causes.
Muscular dystrophy is a group of abnormal proteins which cause weakness, and disability.

In brief: No

Dystonia is abnormal muscle contractions that can be of several different causes.
Muscular dystrophy is a group of abnormal proteins which cause weakness, and disability.
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Dr. Keith Baldwin
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In brief: Not the same

Muscular dystrophies are inherited disorders where there is weakness and wasting of muscles due to problems with various muscle proteins.
Dystonias are disorders of the brain (genetic or acquired) which cause sustained muscle contractions that lead to abnormal postures or abnormal function in the areas affected..

In brief: Not the same

Muscular dystrophies are inherited disorders where there is weakness and wasting of muscles due to problems with various muscle proteins.
Dystonias are disorders of the brain (genetic or acquired) which cause sustained muscle contractions that lead to abnormal postures or abnormal function in the areas affected..
Dr. Darren Gitelman
Dr. Darren Gitelman
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