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Hemifacial spasm

Hemifacial spasm: Introduction

Hemifacial spasm: Hemifacial spasm is the twitching of the muscles on one side of the face. See detailed information below for a list of 3 causes of Hemifacial spasm, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Hemifacial spasm:

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

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Hemifacial spasm: Symptom Checker

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Hemifacial spasm Treatments

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Hemifacial spasm: Comorbid Symptoms

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Hemifacial spasm: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Hemifacial spasm

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Hemifacial spasm: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Article Excerpts about Hemifacial spasm

Hemifacial spasm is a neuromuscular disorder characterized by frequent involuntary contractions of the muscles on one side of the face. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Hemifacial Spasm Information Page: NINDS)

Hemifacial spasm is a neuromuscular disorder characterized by frequent involuntary... (Source: excerpt from NINDS Hemifacial Spasm Information Page: NINDS)

Definitions of Hemifacial spasm:

Recurrent clonic contraction of facial muscles, restricted to one side. It may occur as a manifestation of compressive lesions involving the seventh cranial nerve (FACIAL NERVE DISEASES), during recovery from BELL PALSY, or in association with other disorders. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1378)
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Detailed list of causes of Hemifacial spasm

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How Common are these Causes of Hemifacial spasm?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Hemifacial spasm. Of the 3 causes of Hemifacial spasm that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

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

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Hemifacial spasm:

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Causes of Hemifacial spasm Based on Risk Factors

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

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

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    Medical Conditions associated with Hemifacial spasm:

    Face symptoms (8109 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes)

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