Primary dystonia: Moribund or viable

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With increasing understanding of dystonia genetic etiologies and pathophysiology there has been renewed scrutiny and reappraisal of dystonia classification schemes and nomenclature. One important category that includes both clinical and etiologic criteria is primary dystonia. This editorialized review discusses the impact of recent findings on primary dystonia criteria and argues that it remains useful in clinical and research practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)906-913
Number of pages8
JournalMovement Disorders
Issue number7
StatePublished - 15 Jun 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Classification
  • DYT1
  • Dystonia
  • GNAL
  • THAP1


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