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Paroxysmal dyskinesia

Disease definition

Paroxysmal dyskinesia (PD) is a rare heterogenous group of movement disorders manifesting as abnormal involuntary movements that recur episodically and last only a brief time. PD includes paroxysmal kinesigenic dyskinesia (PKD), paroxysmal non-kinesigenic dyskinesia (PNKD), paroxysmal exertion-induced dyskinesia (PED) and a variant form of PKD, infantile convulsion and choreoathetosis (ICCA syndrome) (see these terms).


  • Synonym(s):
    • Paroxysmal choreoathetosis
    • Paroxysmal dystonic choreoathetosis
  • Prevalence: Unknown
  • Inheritance: Autosomal dominant or Not applicable 
  • Age of onset: Childhood
  • ICD-10: G24.8
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: C0752210
  • MeSH: D002819
  • GARD: -
  • MedDRA: -

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