ABOUT X-LINKED DYSTONIA PARKINSONISM
X-Linked Dystonia Parkinsonism or XDP is an adult-onset, genetic movement disorder which primarily affects males of Filipino descent especially those with ancestry from the Visayas region of the Philippines. It is characterized by dystonic and parkinsonian traits. Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder where muscles contract involuntarily resulting in uncontrollable, repetitive movements or abnormal postures. Parkinsonian traits, on the other hand, manifest in symptoms such as slow movements, lack of facial expression, and tremors.