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What is Jankovic-Rivera syndrome?

What is Jankovic-Rivera syndrome?

  • Jankovic-Rivera syndrome: A rare inherited syndrome characterized by involuntary muscle jerking and progressive muscle wasting in the hands and feet.

Jankovic-Rivera syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Jankovic-Rivera syndrome, or a subtype of Jankovic-Rivera syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Jankovic-Rivera syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Jankovic-Rivera syndrome: Introduction

Types of Jankovic-Rivera syndrome:

Broader types of Jankovic-Rivera syndrome:

How serious is Jankovic-Rivera syndrome?

Prognosis of Jankovic-Rivera syndrome: often the lifespan is reduced but some survive into their 60's

What causes Jankovic-Rivera syndrome?

Causes of Jankovic-Rivera syndrome: see causes of Jankovic-Rivera syndrome

What are the symptoms of Jankovic-Rivera syndrome?

Symptoms of Jankovic-Rivera syndrome: see symptoms of Jankovic-Rivera syndrome

Onset of Jankovic-Rivera syndrome: 3rd or 4th decade

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Jankovic-Rivera syndrome: Medical Geneticist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Jankovic-Rivera syndrome.
Treatments for Jankovic-Rivera syndrome: see treatments for Jankovic-Rivera syndrome

Name and Aliases of Jankovic-Rivera syndrome

Main name of condition: Jankovic-Rivera syndrome

Other names or spellings for Jankovic-Rivera syndrome:

hereditary myoclonus and progressive distal muscular atrophy

Hereditary myoclonus and progressive distal muscular atrophy
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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