Paroxysmal non-kinesigenic dyskinesia

What is Paroxysmal non-kinesigenic dyskinesia?

Paroxysmal non-kinesigenic dyskinesia (PNKD) is a form of paroxysmal dyskinesia (see this term), characterized by attacks of dystonic or choreathetotic movements precipitated by stress, fatigue, coffee or alcohol intake or menstruation.

Other condition names

  • Paroxystic non-kinesigenic choreoathetosis

Inheritance type

Autosomal dominant, Not applicable


  • Worldwide: 1-9 in 1,000 000

Age of Onset

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Childhood
  • Infancy
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