Milestones in dystonia.

  title={Milestones in dystonia.},
  author={Laurie Ozelius and Naomi Lubarr and Susan Bressman},
  journal={Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society},
  volume={26 6},
The last 25 years have seen remarkable advances in our understanding of the genetic etiologies of dystonia, new approaches into dissecting underlying pathophysiology, and independent progress in identifying effective treatments. In this review we highlight some of these advances, especially the genetic findings that have taken us from phenomenological to molecular-based diagnoses. Twenty DYT loci have been designated and 10 genes identified, all based on linkage analyses in families. Hand in… CONTINUE READING
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