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Dystonia with camptocormia helped by a postural maneuver in primary generalized dystonia

Dystonia with camptocormia helped by a postural maneuver in primary generalized dystonia

This patient has primary generalized dystonia manifested mostly by dystonic camptocormia. Her dystonia is markedly relieved by stepping with one foot onto a chair ("geste antagonistique" or "geste antagoniste")--analogous to a "sensory trick." (Contributed by Dr. Joseph Jankovic.)

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Associated Disorders

  • Idiopathic dystonia
  • Tardive akathisia
  • Tardive dyskinesia
  • Tardive myoclonus
  • complex-regional pain syndrome
  • depression
  • edentulous dyskinesia
  • laterocollis
  • posttraumatic cervical dystonia
  • torticollis