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Are some types of dystonia hereditary?

Types of dystonia that affect the whole body are often hereditary. Dopa-responsive dystonia is a rare dystonia that is hereditary. In most cases, children develop dopa-responsive dystonia, and symptoms get worse over time. Symptoms usually begin in one leg and then spread to both legs and the arms. Symptoms range in severity and may make walking difficult.

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