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Dystonia Musculorum Deformans

"Dystonia Musculorum Deformans" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A condition characterized by focal DYSTONIA that progresses to involuntary spasmodic contractions of the muscles of the legs, trunk, arms, and face. The hands are often spared, however, sustained axial and limb contractions may lead to a state where the body is grossly contorted. Onset is usually in the first or second decade. Familial patterns of inheritance, primarily autosomal dominant with incomplete penetrance, have been identified. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1078)


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Dystonia Musculorum Deformans" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Dystonia Musculorum Deformans" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 80 publications over 29 distinct years, with a maximum of 10 publications in 2010
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