Limb dystonia

Common Name(s)

Limb dystonia

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The Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia & Parkinson Foundation

The Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia & Parkinson Foundation was established in 1995 to find better treatments and cures for the movement disorders dystonia and Parkinson's disease and to provide medical and patient information.

Last Updated: 15 Feb 2013

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Limb dystonia" for support, advocacy or research.

The Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia & Parkinson Foundation

The Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia & Parkinson Foundation was established in 1995 to find better treatments and cures for the movement disorders dystonia and Parkinson's disease and to provide medical and patient information.

https://www.dystonia-parkinson.org

Last Updated: 15 Feb 2013

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Limb dystonia" returned 6 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Botulinum-A toxin in the treatment of painful post-stroke nocturnal paroxysmal dystonia triggered by periodic limb movements of sleep: case report.
 

Author(s): Pedro A Kowacs, Hélio A Ghizoni Teive, Elcio J Piovesan, Jorge A Zavala, Lineu C Werneck

Journal: Arq Neuropsiquiatr. 2006 Dec;64(4):1027-9.

 

Sleep disorders presenting involuntary movements may be very annoying to patients, apart from their negative influence on sleep.

Last Updated: 15 Jan 2007

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Patient with limb girdle dystrophy presenting with dopa-responsive dystonia--a case report.
 

Author(s): R Verma, S Misra, N N Singh, D Kishore

Journal: Neurol India. 2003 Jun;51(2):252-3.

 

Dopa-responsive dystonias are rare. We report a 14-year-old male who was diagnosed as a case of limb girdle dystrophy and had features suggestive of dopa-responsive dystonia.

Last Updated: 22 Oct 2003

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Does sex influence age at onset in cranial-cervical and upper limb dystonia?
 

Author(s): G Defazio, G Abbruzzese, P Girlanda, L Vacca, A Currà, R Marchese, D Martino, G Masi, G Majorana, L Mazzella, P Livrea, A Berardelli

Journal: J. Neurol. Neurosurg. Psychiatr.. 2003 Feb;74(2):265-7.

 

The relation between age at dystonia onset and sex was investigated in 264 patients with cranial-cervical dystonia and 56 patients with upper limb dystonia. In cranial-cervical dystonia, women had a significantly greater age at the onset of dystonia than men. The association was independent ...

Last Updated: 17 Jan 2003

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The terms "Limb dystonia" returned 1 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Limb amputations in fixed dystonia: a form of body integrity identity disorder?
 

Author(s): Mark J Edwards, Araceli Alonso-Canovas, Arnette Schrag, Bastiaan R Bloem, Philip D Thompson, Kailash Bhatia

Journal: Mov. Disord.. 2011 Jul;26(8):1410-4.

 

Fixed dystonia is a disabling disorder mainly affecting young women who develop fixed abnormal limb postures and pain after apparently minor peripheral injury. There is continued debate regarding its pathophysiology and management. We report 5 cases of fixed dystonia in patients who ...

Last Updated: 4 Nov 2011

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