Primary dystonia, DYT6 type

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Primary dystonia, DYT6 type

Synonyms: DYT6 | Generalized cervical and upper-limb-onset dystonia | Idiopathic torsion dystonia of mixed type

A rare genetic movement disorder characterized by dystonia affecting at first an upper limb less frequently beginning in the head and neck region before slowly spreading to other locations. The clinical spectrum like age of onset is variable with focal segmental or generalized distribution but cranial involvement with speech difficulties and cervical involvement are typical whereas lower limbs are often spared. With progression of the disease many patients suffer from generalized dystonia while mostly remaining ambulatory.

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