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Fasciculation: Introduction

Fasciculation: a small, local, involuntary muscle contraction (twitching) visible under the skin arising from the spontaneous discharge of a bundle of skeletal muscle fibers. See detailed information below for a list of 229 causes of Fasciculation, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Fasciculation:

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

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Common Causes of Fasciculation

Fasciculation: Symptom Checker

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Fasciculation Treatments

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Medications or substances causing Fasciculation:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Fasciculation as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Drug interactions causing Fasciculation:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Fasciculation as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

  • Bumex (Bumetanide) and Cibalith-S interaction
  • Diachlor (Chlorothiazide) and Cibalith-S interaction
  • Diuril (Chlorothiazide) and Cibalith-S interaction
  • Diucardin (Hydroflumethiazide) and Cibalith-S interaction
  • Saluron (Hydroflumethiazide) and Cibalith-S interaction
  • Edecrin (Ethacrynic Acid) and Cibalith-S interaction
  • Enduron (Methyclothiazide) and Cibalith-S interaction
  • Esidrix (Hydrochlorthiazide) and Cibalith-S interaction
  • more interactions...»

Fasciculation: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Fasciculation may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Fasciculation

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Fasciculation: Deaths

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Causes of Fasciculation listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Fasciculation as a symptom include:

Definitions of Fasciculation:

Involuntary contraction of the muscle fibers innervated by a motor unit. Fasciculations can often by visualized and take the form of a muscle twitch or dimpling under the skin, but usually do not generate sufficient force to move a limb. They may represent a benign condition or occur as a manifestation of MOTOR NEURON DISEASE or PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1294)
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Muscular twitching of contiguous groups of muscle fibers
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Detailed list of causes of Fasciculation

The list below shows some of the causes of Fasciculation mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Fasciculation?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Fasciculation. Of the 229 causes of Fasciculation that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

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

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Fasciculation:

The following list of conditions have 'Fasciculation' 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 Fasciculation Based on Risk Factors

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

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?

    What are the alternative names for Fasciculation:

    Muscle fasciculation
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Fasciculation:

    Medical Conditions associated with Fasciculation:

    Movement symptoms (6001 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Seizures (2418 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Spasms (2183 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Fasciculation:

    Lower motor neuron lesions, Werdnig-Hoffman disease, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Kennedy disease, Organophosphate poisoning, Benzodiazepine withdrawal, Magnesium deficiency, Multiple sclerosis

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