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Dystonia

 
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Overview

  • Look For

  • Sustained or intermittent muscle contractions resulting in abnormal movements or abnormal posturing.
  • Causes of Dystonia

  • Genetic mutations
  • Perinatal brain injury
  • Vascular - ischaemic or haemorrhagic stroke
  • CNS tumour
  • Encephalitis
  • Drugs - metoclopramide, calcium channel blockers, antipsychotics
  • Psychogenic
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