The purpose of this overview on hereditary dystonia is to help clinicians determine if an individual has a hereditary dystonia in order to provide information regarding recurrence risk and evaluation of relatives at risk.
Goal 1: Describe the clinical characteristics of dystonia.
Goal 2: Review the causes of hereditary dystonia.
Goal 3: Provide an evaluation strategy to determine the etiology of hereditary dystonia in a proband.
Goal 4: Review the differential diagnosis of hereditary dystonia (i.e., non-genetic causes of dystonia).
Goal 5: Provide information regarding recurrence risk and evaluation of relatives of a proband with hereditary dystonia who are at risk.
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