Dystonia is perhaps the most complicated neurological disorder. For one, even the term dystonia is difficult to define. It combines fixed postures and abnormal movements, all in one. Terms like twisting and torsion come up regularly in the language of dystonia.
Dystonia was therefore a challenge for neurochecklists. But building from the basic elements, neurochecklists has constructed simple, comprehensive, and practical checklists covering all aspects of dystonia.
The Dystonia section of neurochecklists starts off with the essential clinical aspects of the disorder:
This is followed by detailed checklists on the hereditary or Primary Dystonias. The dystonia genes are labelled DYT, and there are now 28 DYT genes! And watch out for the DYT gene which doesn’t really exist!
The primary dystonias are then followed by a wide spectrum of disorders that come under the remit of Dystonia:
Intermixed with the common are the rarer but still familiar dystonia syndromes such as
The checklists, of course, also cover the uncommon and the rare, including conditions that come under the remit of Neurodegeneration with brain iron accumulation (NBIA) such as:
And we round up with a miscellany of rare dystonias such as:
Where do you want to start? Go on, explore!