Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnoses of medication-induced dystonic reactions?

Updated: Feb 19, 2018
  • Author: John Michael Kowalski, DO; Chief Editor: David Vearrier, MD, MPH  more...
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Anticholinergic toxicity may be confused with dystonia. Do not administer antimuscarinic agents in questionable cases.

Other problems to consider in the differential diagnosis include oropharyngeal infections and upper airway obstruction. [19]


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