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Dystonia Musculorum Deformans MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Dystonia Musculorum Deformans
Tree Number(s)
C10.228.140.079.357
C10.228.662.300.200
C10.574.500.393
C16.320.400.330
Unique ID
D004422
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004422
Scope Note
A condition characterized by focal DYSTONIA that progresses to involuntary spasmodic contractions of the muscles of the legs, trunk, arms, and face. The hands are often spared, however, sustained axial and limb contractions may lead to a state where the body is grossly contorted. Onset is usually in the first or second decade. Familial patterns of inheritance, primarily autosomal dominant with incomplete penetrance, have been identified. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1078)
Entry Term(s)
Childhood Torsion Disease
Dystonia Deformans Musculorum
Dystonia Deformans Progressiva
Idiopathic Torsion Dystonia
Oppenheim-Ziehen Disease
Progressive Torsion Spasm
Torsion Disease of Childhood
Torsion Dystonia
NLM Classification #
WL 390
See Also
Dystonia
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2013/07/08
Dystonia Musculorum Deformans Preferred
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