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Nocturnal Paroxysmal Dystonia Summary

Description: A parasomnia characterized by paroxysmal episodes of choreoathetotic, ballistic, dystonic movements, and semipurposeful activity. The episodes occur during non-rapid eye movement sleep and typically recur several times per night. (Neurology 1992 Jul;42(7 Suppl 6):61-67; Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p391)

Also Known As: Dystonia, Hypnogenic Paroxysmal; Dystonia, Nocturnal Paroxysmal; Dystonia, Sleep-Related; Dystonias, Hypnogenic Paroxysmal; Dystonias, Nocturnal Paroxysmal Show All >>

Networked: 16 relevant articles (0 outcomes, 1 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Nocturnal Paroxysmal Dystonia

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. neodymium pyrocatechin disulfonate (NPD) : 1 study in 11 results : IBA
  2. Familial paroxysmal dystonia : 2 results : IBA
  3. Type A Botulinum Toxins (Botulinum A Toxin) : 1 result : FDA 2
  4. Anticonvulsants (Antiepileptic Drugs) : 1 result : IBA
  5. Paroxysmal nonkinesigenic dyskinesia : 1 result : IBA

Diseases Related to Nocturnal Paroxysmal Dystonia

  1. Epilepsy (Aura)
  2. Dyskinesias (Dyskinesia)
  3. Stroke (Strokes)
  4. Panic Disorder (Panic Attack)
  5. Movement Disorders (Movement Disorder)
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Key Therapies for Nocturnal Paroxysmal Dystonia

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  1. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy) : 1 result

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