Paroxysmal dystonia

Summary: A form of dystonia characterized by episodes of dystonia (often hemidystonia or generalized) lasting from minutes to hours. There are no dystonic symptoms between episodes. ...1,2

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Symptoms of Paroxysmal dystonia

The symptoms of paroxysmal dystonia can be similar to the symptoms of an epileptic fit. However, during an attack, only your muscles will be affected. Unlike epilepsy, you won't lose consciousness and you'll remain fully aware of your surroundings ...3

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Causes List: Paroxysmal dystonia

Some of the causes of the condition may include:4 Causes of Paroxysmal Dystonia:

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Causes List for Paroxysmal dystonia

Some possible causes of Paroxysmal dystonia or similar disorders may include:5

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Types of Paroxysmal dystonia

Some types of this condition may include:6 Types of Paroxysmal dystonia:

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Genetics of Paroxysmal dystonia

There are currently over 12 types (or sub-types) of dystonia linked to genetic mutations, including generalised dystonia, dopa-responsive dystonia and paroxysmal dystonia. ...Source: NHS Choices UK7 ...

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Names and Terminology

Synonyms: Episodic dystonia ...Source: GTR (NCBI/NIH)8 ...

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  1. [from HPO]
  2. Source: GTR (NCBI/NIH): gtr/ conditions/ CN002059/ 
  3. Source: NHS Choices UK: conditions/ dystonia/ symptoms/ 
  4. Source: Human Phenotype Ontology
  5. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  6. Source: NCI Thesaurus
  7. Source: NHS Choices UK: conditions/ dystonia/ causes/ 
  8. Source: GTR (NCBI/NIH): gtr/ conditions/ CN002059/ 

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