#Dystonia Awareness Month – Myoclonic Dystonia

Todays spotlight is on Myoclonic dystonia Myoclonic Dystonia is better known as DTY11, myoclonus-dystonia, or according to the updated nomenclature DYT-SGCE, is characterized by rapid, involuntary, jerking movements (myoclonus) with or without sustained dystonic postures. Myoclonus most often affects the neck, trunk, and upper arms. Less commonly, the legs are … Continue reading

#Dystonia Awareness Month – Paroxysmal nonkinesigenic dyskinesia (PKND)

Todays spotlight on Dystonia is Paroxysmal nonkinesigenic dyskinesia (PKND) PKND is a disorder characterized by episodes of dystonia and choreoathetosis. Choreoathetosis is characterized by irregular, rapid, jerky movements that may occur in association with slow, writhing motions. Episodes may last from minutes to hours and can recur multiple times per … Continue reading

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