WHAT IS IT?
Acute dystonia is a very self descriptive condition. It essentially refers to the quick onset of dystonia that can be secondary to causes (such as certain medications).
WHAT CAUSES IT?
Acute dystonia is often an adverse drug reaction:
- High potency typical antipsychotics: Haloperidol
WHAT MAKES US SUSPECT IT?
Recent antipsychotic usage
- Orofacial/neck dystonia
HOW DO WE TREAT IT?
Intramuscular anticholinergics are the treatment option of choice:
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