Rapid-onset Dystonia Parkinsonism
- Rapid-onset dystonia parkinsonism (RDP) is a hereditary form of dystonia.
- RDP is characterized by the abrupt onset of slowness of movement (parkinsonism) and dystonic symptoms.
- Symptoms may develop over the course of days or hours, and may follow fever, prolonged exposure to heat or exercise, childbirth, or emotional stress.
- Symptoms usually stabilize in less than four weeks after which there is little progression and symptoms may improve slightly.
- Treatment must be highly customized to the individual and may include physical therapy, oral medications, and complementary therapies such as regular relaxation practices.
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