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Glossary for Gait abnormality

Medical terms related to Gait abnormality or mentioned in this section include:

  • Aceruloplasminemia: A rare genetic disorder characterized by a lack of the protein ceruloplasmin in the blood resulting in a buildup of iron in the liver, brain and pancreas. This in turn causes diabetes and degeneration of the neural system causing tremors and walking abnormalities.
  • Acute mountain sickness: A condition that occurs when an un-acclimatized person climbs to high altitudes.
  • Amiodarone -- Teratogenic Agent: There is strong evidence to indicate that exposure to Amiodarone during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 2, juvenile: An inherited disorder involving progressive degeneration of motor neurons which results in muscle weakness and wasting. Type 2 is caused by a defect on chromosome 2q33.
  • Angelman syndrome: A rare genetic disorder characterized by a puppet-like gait, fits of laughter and characteristic facial features.
  • Ataxia: Failure of muscular coordination
  • Basilar artery migraine: Basilar migraine (BM), also known as Bickerstaff syndrome, consists of headache accompanied by dizziness, ataxia, tinnitus, decreased hearing, nausea and vomiting, dysarthria, diplopia, loss of balance, bilateral paresthesias or paresis, altered consciousness, syncope, and sometimes loss of consciousness.
  • Biotinidase deficiency: A metabolic disorder where the body lacks the enzyme biotinidase needed to process the vitamin called biotin (vitamin H) into carboxylase enzymes.
  • Brain symptoms: Symptoms affecting the brain
  • Bronchogenic carcinoma: When cells of the lung start growing rapidly in an uncontrolled manner, the condition is called lung cancer .
  • Cerebral Palsy: Any brain disorder causing movement disability
  • Ceroid lipofuscinosis, neuronal 1, infantile: A rare inherited biochemical disorder involving the progressive accumulation of certain chemicals (lipopigments) in body tissues due to deficiency of an enzyme (palmitoyl-protein thioesterase) needed to process it.
  • Ceroid lipofuscinosis, neuronal 5: A rare metabolic disorder that affects the nerve cells of the body and is characterized by the deposits of lipopigments (lipofuscin). Type 5 is distinguished from other types by the origin of the genetic defect.
  • Cockayne syndrome: A rare genetic disorder characterized by a senile-like appearance, hearing and vision impairment and sun sensitive skin.
  • Difficulty walking: Where ones has a problem with mobilizing on ones feet
  • Episodic ataxia, type 1: A rare genetic disorder characterized by episodes of incoordination and unsteadiness and continuous muscle movement (myokymia). Stress and exertion may trigger the ataxic episodes which usually last for only a few minutes and can occur several times a day. Type 1 is caused by a defect in the potassium channel gene on chromosome 12p13.
  • Ethosuximide -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Ethosuximide (antiseizure medication) during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Gabapentin -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Gabapentin during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Gait disorder: Gait disorder refers to a variety of disorders of walking.
  • Gradual onset of gait abnormality: Gradual onset of gait abnormality is the slow development of abnormalities in the way a person walks.
  • Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
  • Joubert Syndrome: A rare neurological disorder where there is a defect in the part of the brain that controls coordination and balance.
  • Kuru: An infectious prion disease that is only found in New Guinea
  • Lamotrigine -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Lamotrigine during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Leg symptoms: Symptoms affecting the leg
  • Methylene tetrahydrofolate reductase deficiency: A inborn error of metabolism where an inherited deficiency of methylene tetrahydrofolate reductase causes symptoms of ranging severity - from asymptomatic to severe neurological degeneration and premature death.
  • 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
  • Opsoclonus Myoclonus: Condition with involuntary muscle and eye movement.
  • Ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament of the spine: Abnormal calcification of a spinal ligament. The progressive calcification can starts within months of birth and affects the ability to move arms and legs. The severity of the condition is highly variable with most patients noticing symptoms in the sixth decade.
  • Ovarioleukodystrophy: A rare syndrome characterized by ovarian failure and degeneration of the brain white matter which causes mental and motor problems.
  • Oxcarbazepine -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Oxcarbazepine during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Paget's disease of bone: A chronic, slowly progressing bone disorder where the bone is destroyed rapidly and replaced by abnormal bone which is dense and fragile.
  • Parkinson's Disease: Degenerative brain condition characterised by tremor.
  • Pelizaeus-Merzbacher Disease: Rare brain myelin disorder.
  • Polyneuritis: Widespared inflammation of nerves
  • Possible human carcinogenic exposure -- Metronidazole: Some evidence indicates that exposure to Metronidazole has a possible link to an increased risk of developing cancer in humans. The carcinogenicity of the substance may be influenced by the duration and level of exposure. Metronidazole is a drug used to treat certain bacterial and parasitic infections.
  • Primary lateral sclerosis, adult: A rare adult-onset genetic disorder characterized by increasing weakness and stiffness of the limb muscles due to damage to nerve cells that control motor movement.
  • Primidone -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Primidone during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Pyruvate dehydrogenase deficiency: An inherited carbohydrate metabolism disorder where a deficiency of pyruvate dehydrogenase results in metabolic acidosis and mental retardation as well as other neurological symptoms. The condition may be mild or severe. The condition is exacerbated by eating high carbohydrate meals and stress.
  • Rett's syndrome: Autism-like behavioral syndrome in infant girls
  • Roussy-Levy hereditary areflexic dystasia: An inherited ataxia (incoordination) involving muscle wasting, kyphoscoliosis and absence of tendon reflexes.
  • Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome: A rare congenital disorder characterized by very small stature, broad thumbs and toes, slanted palpebral fissures and hypoplastic maxilla.
  • Scissors gait: A condition which is characterized by a gait that appears like scissors usually is due to spastic paraplegia
  • Spastic Paraplegia 42, Autosomal Dominant: A rare disorder characterized mainly by muscle wasting and weakness in the legs.
  • Spastic gait: A gait in which it appears the legs are held together and the toes and feet dragged one moving
  • Spastic paraplegia 10, autosomal dominant: An extremely mild form of lower leg spasticity and weakness. Most sufferers are have symptoms so mild they go unnoticed.
  • Spastic paraplegia 14, autosomal recessive: A rare genetic disorder characterized mainly by lower leg spasticity and mild mental retardation.
  • Spastic paraplegia 17: A rare syndrome characterized by progressive weakness and wasting mainly in the hands and feet.
  • Spastic paraplegia 2, X-linked: A very rare genetic disorder characterized by lower leg spasticity and weakness. It has an early onset, progresses slowly and eventually the brain becomes involved as well which produces sensory, speech and eye problems.
  • Spastic paraplegia 23: A rare disorder characterized mainly by progressive stiffness and weakness of the leg muscles, premature graying, characteristic facial appearance and a skin pigmentation anomaly. Pigmentation anomalies usually start from the age of 6 months and leg problems may be noticed around the middle of the first decade.
  • Spastic paraplegia 3, autosomal dominant: A an early onset, very slow progressing form of spastic paraplegia which involves lower leg spasticity and weakness.
  • Spastic paraplegia 31, autosomal dominant: A rare syndrome characterized mainly by progressive stiffness and increased reflexes in the leg muscles.
  • Spastic paraplegia 4, autosomal dominant: A rare syndrome characterized mainly by progressive stiffness and increased reflexes in the leg muscles. The severity of the condition is very variable as is the age of onset.
  • Spastic paraplegia 7, autosomal recessive: A rare syndrome characterized mainly by progressive stiffness and increased reflexes in the leg muscles.
  • Succinic Semialdehyde Dehydrogenase Deficiency: A condition which is characterized by a deficiency of succinic semialdehyde dehydrogenase
  • Sudden onset of gait abnormality: Sudden onset of gait abnormality is the rapid development of any irregularity of deviation in the way a person walks.
  • Tick paralysis: Paralysis from Australian tick bites
  • Vitamin E deficiency: Deficiency of Vitamin E
  • Walking symptoms: Problems with walking.

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