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A state of abnormal muscle tone resulting in muscular spasm and abnormal posture, typically due to neurological disease or a side effect of drug therapy. Symptoms of dystonia can range from very mild to severe. A "dragging leg", Cramping of the foot, Involuntary pulling of the neck, Uncontrollable blinking, Speech difficulties.
Diagnosis: It can be diagnosed through the blood and urine test, Computerized tomography, Magnetic resonance imaging and Electromyography. There are four main types of treatment for dystonia. They are: Botulinum toxin Medication Physiotherapy Surgery, including deep brain stimulation (DBS).
Statistics: The data indicate that most of these apparently sporadic patients have inherited the same mutation as Family K from a common ancestor and, in fact, owe their disease to autosomal dominant inheritance at low penetrance. The data also indicate that this dystonia mutation (DYT7) is the predominant cause of IFD, at least in this area of Northwest Germany.