ICD-10 Diagnosis Code G24.1

Genetic torsion dystonia

Diagnosis Code G24.1

ICD-10: G24.1
Short Description: Genetic torsion dystonia
Long Description: Genetic torsion dystonia
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code G24.1

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the nervous system
    • Extrapyramidal and movement disorders (G20-G26)
      • Dystonia (G24)

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • 333.6 - Genetic torsion dystonia

  • Autosomal dominant idiopathic familial dystonia
  • Autosomal recessive idiopathic familial dystonia
  • Deafness-dystonia-optic neuronopathy syndrome
  • Disorder of manganese metabolism
  • Dystonia 6
  • Hypermanganesemia with dystonia, polycythemia, and cirrhosis
  • Idiopathic familial dystonia
  • Idiopathic non-familial dystonia
  • Idiopathic torsion dystonia
  • Torsion dystonia
  • X-linked intellectual deficit-dystonia-dysarthria syndrome

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients


Dystonia is a movement disorder that causes involuntary contractions of your muscles. These contractions result in twisting and repetitive movements. Sometimes they are painful.

Dystonia can affect just one muscle, a group of muscles or all of your muscles. Symptoms can include tremors, voice problems or a dragging foot. Symptoms often start in childhood. They can also start in the late teens or early adulthood. Some cases worsen over time. Others are mild.

Some people inherit dystonia. Others have it because of another disease. Researchers think that dystonia may be due to a problem in the part of the brain that handles messages about muscle contractions. There is no cure. Doctors use medicines, Botox injections, surgery, physical therapy, and other treatments to reduce or eliminate muscle spasms and pain.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

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Early-onset primary dystonia Early-onset primary dystonia is a condition characterized by progressive problems with movement, typically beginning in childhood. Dystonia is a movement disorder that involves involuntary tensing of the muscles (muscle contractions), twisting of specific body parts such as an arm or a leg, rhythmic shaking (tremors), and other uncontrolled movements. A primary dystonia is one that occurs without other neurological symptoms, such as seizures or a loss of intellectual function (dementia). Early-onset primary dystonia does not affect a person's intelligence.On average, the signs and symptoms of early-onset primary dystonia appear around age 12. Abnormal muscle spasms in an arm or a leg are usually the first sign. These unusual movements initially occur while a person is doing a specific action, such as writing or walking. In some affected people, dystonia later spreads to other parts of the body and may occur at rest. The abnormal movements persist throughout life, but they do not usually cause pain.The signs and symptoms of early-onset primary dystonia vary from person to person, even among affected members of the same family. The mildest cases affect only a single part of the body, causing isolated problems such as a writer's cramp in the hand. Severe cases involve abnormal movements affecting many regions of the body.
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Dystonia 6 Dystonia 6 is one of many forms of dystonia, which is a group of conditions characterized by involuntary movements, twisting (torsion) and tensing of various muscles, and unusual positioning of affected body parts. Dystonia 6 can appear at any age from childhood through adulthood; the average age of onset is 18.The signs and symptoms of dystonia 6 vary among affected individuals. The disorder usually first impacts muscles of the head and neck, causing problems with speaking (dysarthria) and eating (dysphagia). Eyelid twitching (blepharospasm) may also occur. Involvement of one or more limbs is common, and in some cases occurs before the head and neck problems. Dystonia 6 gradually gets worse, and it may eventually involve most of the body.
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