Problem

Dystonia

Other Names:
Dystonic posturing
Nature:
Dystonia is a neurological movement illness involing stiffening of the extremities.
Incidence:
Dystonia affects more than 20,000 people in the UK.

Antipsychotic, antiemetic and antidepressant drugs can induce acute dystonia (an induced drug reaction / condition of sustained abnormal postures, muscle spasms and twitches), and 95% of all acute dystonia cases appear within 96 hours of starting drug treatment.

Narrower Problems:
Dystonia musculorum deformans
Values:
Posturing
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
06.01.2002 – 00:00 CET
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