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Drug-induced dystonia
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Pathogenesis excessive excitation of motoneurons at the level of the basal ganglia
Clinical picture persistent muscle spasms that cause twisting or abnormal positioning of body parts.
Classification and references
ICD-10 G24
MeSH ID D004421
OMIM 128100
Medscape 312648

Dystonia is made up of persistent muscle contractions that cause twisting and repetitive movements or abnormal positioning of the affected body parts. Symptoms of dystonia are usually activated or accentuated by free movement.

More detailed information can be found on the Dystonia/PGS/diagnosis page

Distribution[edit | edit source]

  • According to localization and extent of manifestations: focal, segmental, generalized, multifocal and hemidystonia.
  • According to etiology: idiopathic, symptomatic (secondary) - especially in persistent diseases.

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. NEVŠÍMALOVÁ, Soňa – RŮŽIČKA, Evžen – TICHÝ, Jiří, et al. Neurologie. 1. edition. Praha : Galén, 2005. pp. 30-35. ISBN 80-7262-160-2.