Pseudodystonic Emergencies

Jong Min Kim, Beomseok Jeon

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Abstract

Dystonia is a syndrome of sustained muscle contractions, causing abnormal postures, twisting, and repetitive movements. Dystonic appearance may be mimicked by other neurological diseases or non-neurological disorders in which sustained abnormal postures may be present, but which are not considered a true dystonia, and hence are called pseudodystonia. Some forms of pseudodystonia are neurological emergencies, requiring urgent evaluation and treatment. Atlanto-axial rotatory subluxation, tetanus, neoplastic torticollis, and infectious/inflammatory torticollis all require appropriate measures; otherwise, they will result in medical disasters. In this chapter, we discuss causes, evaluation, and management of pseudodystonic emergencies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCurrent Clinical Neurology
PublisherHumana Press Inc.
Pages343-351
Number of pages9
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022

Publication series

NameCurrent Clinical Neurology
ISSN (Print)1559-0585
ISSN (Electronic)2524-4043

Keywords

  • Atlanto-axial rotatory subluxation
  • Dystonia
  • Infectious/inflammatory torticollis
  • Neoplastic torticollis
  • Pseudodystonia
  • Tetanus

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