About Childhood Dystonia
Dystonia is a potentially severe movement disorder that occurs in both adults and children. Dystonia may be inherited or caused by a neurological disease or injury, while other cases of dystonia have no known cause. There are many effective treatments for dystonia, but these treatments may not work for some patients. A common symptom of dystonia is uncontrolled muscular contractions, which can cause skeletal deformities. Children with treatment-resistant dystonia may also have difficulty walking, eating, swallowing, breathing, and talking.