DYT13, Cranio-Cervical-Brachial

G. Bernard, S. Chouinard, R. Saunders-Pullman

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DYT13 is a rare form of primary torsion dystonia described in a single non-Jewish Italian family. To date, only eleven cases have been reported. The age of onset is variable (5-43years, mean 15.6). DYT13 presents with cranio-cervical or arm dystonia, with progression to other body regions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Movement Disorders
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9780123741059
ISBN (Print)9780123741011
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Autosomal dominant
  • Cervical dystonia
  • Cranial dystonia
  • DYT13
  • Italian
  • Locus 1p36.32-p36.13
  • Mixed age of onset
  • Primary dystonia
  • Reduced penetrance
  • Torsion dystonia
  • Upper extremities dystonia


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