Praying-induced oromandibular dystonia

Mov Disord. 2005 Mar;20(3):385-6. doi: 10.1002/mds.20353.


We report on an unusual presentation of a task-specific focal oromandibular dystonia in a 47-year-old man of Turkish descent. His speech was affected exclusively while reciting Islamic prayers in Arabic language, which he otherwise did not speak.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Dystonia / physiopathology*
  • Humans
  • Islam*
  • Male
  • Mandible / physiopathology*
  • Middle Aged
  • Mouth / physiopathology*
  • Religion*