Medication-Induced Dystonic Reactions Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Jun 29, 2016
  • Author: John Michael Kowalski, DO; Chief Editor: Asim Tarabar, MD  more...
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DDx

Diagnostic Considerations

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]

Differential Diagnoses