Medical News Summary: Diagnosis of dystonia after long history of misdiagnosis


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About: Diagnosis of dystonia after long history of misdiagnosis
Date: December 2004
Medical News Summary: A woman sought a doctorís advice after suffering joint weakness and loss of voice. She became unable to write and was increasingly clumsy. The doctor tested her for MS but ruled it out. Eventually she suggested dystonia to her doctor who confirmed the diagnosis. The conditionís difficulty is compounded by lack of awareness with sufferers often becoming quite reclusive rather than having to deal with people.
Related Disease Topics: Dystonia, MS, Multiple sclerosis
Related Symptom Topics: Inability to write, clumsiness, joint weakness, loss of voice

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