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Glossary for Dystonia-like movements in children

Medical terms related to Dystonia-like movements in children or mentioned in this section include:

  • Brain symptoms: Symptoms affecting the brain
  • Child health symptoms: Symptoms related to pediatric (child) health.
  • Dystonia: Dystonia is a neurological disorder that causes involuntary contractions of muscles in a repetitive, twisting manner.
  • Dystonia-like movements: Dystonia-like movements are movements that are similar to those of a disorder called dystonia, which is characterized by twisting and repetitive movements caused by involuntary muscles contraction.
  • Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
  • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis: Chronic arthritis affecting children and teens
  • Klippel Feil Syndrome: A rare congenital disorder characterized by abnormal fusion of two or more vertebrae in the neck. The disorder is often associated with other abnormalities but their incidence is highly variable.
  • Movement symptoms: Changes to movement or motor abilities
  • Muscle symptoms: Symptoms affecting the muscles of the body
  • Musculoskeletal symptoms: Symptoms affecting muscles or bones of the skeleton.
  • Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
  • Neurological symptoms: Any symptoms that are caused by neurological conditions
  • Sandifer syndrome: A rare disorder where torticollis (neck spasms) is associated with a hiatus hernia. All the symptoms seem to be as a result of the hiatus hernia.
  • Syringomyelia: Spinal cord cysts
  • Tonic seizure: Abnormal electrical activity in a part of the brain which results mainly in muscle stiffness and rigidity. Tonic seizures are considered relatively uncommon. They can occur at any age but are more common in childhood. Patients with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome or multiple sclerosis are particularly susceptible to this type of seizure. Episodes usually only last for a matter of minutes and recovery can vary from minutes to hours.

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