Focal dystonia in professional musicians

Authors: Pavel Josef
Authors‘ workplace: Oddělení nemocí z povolání, Ústřední vojenská nemocnice Praha – Vojenská fakultní emocnice Praha primář MUDr. Josef Pavel, Ph. D.
Published in: Pracov. Lék., 65, 2013, No. 1-2, s. 67-70.
Category: Case Report


The author informs about focal dystonia with special reference to focal dystonia in performing musicians, the etiology, pathogenesis, clinical picture and possible kinds of treatment. A typical case history of the disease deals with a perioral focal dystonia in a military musician playing a tuba describing clinical course of the disease, therapy, expert opinion problems related to occupational origin and further professional prospects.

focal dystonia – professional spasms – perioral focal dystonia – embouchure dystonia


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