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Apraxia: Introduction

Apraxia: A disorder of skilled movement not due to tremors, weakness, akinesia or abnormal tone or posture. See detailed information below for a list of 26 causes of Apraxia, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Apraxia:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Apraxia. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Causes of Types of Apraxia:

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Apraxia: Symptom Checker

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Apraxia Treatments

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Apraxia: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Apraxia

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Apraxia: Deaths

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Article Excerpts about Apraxia

Apraxia is a neurological disorder characterized by loss of the ability to execute or carry out learned (familiar) movements, despite having the desire and the physical ability to perform the movements. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Apraxia Information Page: NINDS)

Apraxia is a neurological disorder characterized by loss of the ability to execute or ... (Source: excerpt from NINDS Apraxia Information Page: NINDS)

Definitions of Apraxia:

A group of cognitive disorders characterized by the inability to perform previously learned skills that cannot be attributed to deficits of motor or sensory function. The two major subtypes of this condition are ideomotor (see APRAXIA, IDEOMOTOR) and ideational apraxia, which refers to loss of the ability to mentally formulate the processes involved with performing an action. For example, dressing apraxia may result from an inability to mentally formulate the act of placing clothes on the body. Apraxias are generally associated with lesions of the dominant PARIETAL LOBE and supramarginal gyrus. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp56-7)
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Inability to make purposeful movements
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Loss of ability to perform familiar, purposeful movements in the absence of paralysis or other neural sensorimotor impairment.
- (Source - CRISP)

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

Organs affected by Apraxia:

The list of organs typically affected by Apraxia may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Apraxia

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How Common are these Causes of Apraxia?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Apraxia. Of the 26 causes of Apraxia that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 2 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 25 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Apraxia:

The following list of conditions have 'Apraxia' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Apraxia Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Apraxia based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Apraxia?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Apraxia, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

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    What are the alternative names for Apraxia:

    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Apraxia:

    Medical Conditions associated with Apraxia:

    Movement symptoms (6001 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Apraxia:

    Tremor (353 causes), Shaking (479 causes), Movement symptoms (6001 causes), Weakness (3752 causes), Muscle weakness (4300 causes), Neurological disorder (29 causes), Brain lesions, Motor activity

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