Dystonia Musculorum Deformans


Childhood Torsion Disease

Dystonia Deformans Musculorum

Dystonia Deformans Progressiva

Dystonia, Idiopathic Torsion

Dystonias, Idiopathic Torsion

Dystonias, Torsion

Idiopathic Torsion Dystonia

Idiopathic Torsion Dystonias

Oppenheim Ziehen Disease

Oppenheim-Ziehen Disease

Progressive Torsion Spasm

Spasm, Progressive Torsion

Torsion Disease of Childhood

Torsion Disease, Childhood

Torsion Dystonia

Torsion Dystonia, Idiopathic

Torsion Spasm, Progressive

A condition characterized by focal DYSTONIA that progresses to involuntary spasmodic contractions of the muscles of the legs, trunk, arms, and face. The hands are often spared, however, sustained axial and limb contractions may lead to a state where the body is grossly contorted. Onset is usually in the first or second decade. Familial patterns of inheritance, primarily autosomal dominant with incomplete penetrance, have been identified. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1078)

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