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Dyskinesia 

Dyskinesia
Chapter:
Dyskinesia
Source:
Video Protocols and Techniques for Movement Disorders
Author(s):

Brandon R. Barton MD, MS

and Deborah A. Hall MD, PhD

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199948512.003.00010

Dyskinesia is a general term that refers to any kind of abnormal/bad (dys-) involuntary movements (-kinesia). Dyskinesias in Parkinson Disease (PD) can be both choreic and dystonic in nature, and are a nearly universal complication of drug therapy in PD. Videos done specifically to measure dyskinesias in PD are most helpful in settings for screening for clinical trials and pre-surgical evaluations. Tardive dyskinesia (TD) is a general term that applies to movement disorders resulting from long-term therapy with dopamine receptor-blocking medications. The most common manifestation of TD are repetitive, stereotypic chewing-like movements of the mouth, jaw, and/or tongue. Many patients also have combined choreic movements of the limbs.

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