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Myokymia: Introduction

Myokymia: A form of involuntary muscle movement that is best seen by rippling of the skin. See detailed information below for a list of 13 causes of Myokymia, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Types of Myokymia:

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Myokymia: Symptom Checker

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Myokymia Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Myokymia may include:

  • Patients with radiation plexopathy require no intervention
  • Myokymia seen in acute or chronic polyradiculoneuropathy usually improves with immunomodulatory therapy
  • Transient myokymia that develops after strenuous exercise resolves spontaneously over weeks to month
  • For conditions secondary to thyrotoxicosis, poisoning, and alcoholic cramp syndrome, the myokymia disappears with resolution or improvement of the medical conditions
  • Antiepileptic agents
  • Phenytoin
  • Dilantin
  • more treatments...»

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Myokymia: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Myokymia

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Causes of Myokymia listed in Disease Database:

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Definitions of Myokymia:

Successive and rapid contractions of motor units associated with chronic nerve injury. The discharges arise from the peripheral aspects of regenerating nerves, and clinically impart a nearly continuous undulation of the body surface overlying the muscle. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1491)
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Detailed list of causes of Myokymia

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How Common are these Causes of Myokymia?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Myokymia. Of the 13 causes of Myokymia that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

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

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Myokymia:

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Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Myokymia?

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Classifications of Myokymia:

Subtypes of Myokymia:

Facial Myokymia (5 causes), Generalized Myokymia (9 causes), Eyelid Myokymia (7 causes)

Medical Conditions associated with Myokymia:

Eyelid symptoms (911 causes), Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Seizures (2418 causes), Movement symptoms (6001 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Itching skin (1068 causes), Eye symptoms (5412 causes), Skin symptoms (5992 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Muscle spasms (929 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Skin problems (3422 causes), Spasms (2183 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Muscle twitch (44 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes), Tic (45 causes)

Symptoms related to Myokymia:

Benign neonatal epilepsy, Choreoathetosis-spasticity, Episodic, Episodic ataxia with myokymia, Gamstorp-Wohlfart syndrome, Isaacs-Mertens syndrome, Neuromyotonia, Acquired, Paroxysmal nonkinesigenic choreoathetosis, Spinocerebellar ataxia 12, Stiff-Person Syndrome

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