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Dystonia (paroxysmal kinesigenic dystonia) with facial and hemidystonia triggered by exercise

Dystonia (paroxysmal kinesigenic dystonia) with facial and hemidystonia triggered by exercise

This young woman is normal except when performing jumping jacks or similar exercises, which precipitate transient facial and right hemidystonia, characteristic of paroxysmal kinesigenic dystonia. (Contributed by Dr. Joseph Jankovic.)

Associated Disorders

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Cerebrovascular disease
  • Demyelinating disease
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Nonketotic hyperglycemia
  • Progressive supranuclear palsy