Spasmodic dysphonia

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What is spasmodic dysphonia?

Spasmodic dysphonia, a focal form of dystonia, is a neurological voice disorder that involves "spasms" of the vocal cords causing interruptions of speech and affecting the voice quality. It can cause the voice to break up or to have a tight, strained, or strangled quality.

Common symptoms reported by people with spasmodic dysphonia

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Treatments taken by people for spasmodic dysphonia

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Who has spasmodic dysphonia on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 33 say spasmodic dysphonia is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 2
30s 4
40s 9
50s 21
60s 20
70+ 9
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 4
20-29 years 12
30-39 years 3
40-49 years 9
50-59 years 7
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 10
Female 56

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 42
Not Diagnosed 1

These charts show data from spasmodic dysphonia patients who have completed their condition history
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