Glossary for Choreiform movements
Medical terms related to Choreiform movements or mentioned in this section include:
- Agenesis of the corpus callosum: Congenital absence of connective part of the brain.
- Alternating Hemiplegia: Episodes of one-sided paralysis.
- Amphetamines -- Teratogenic Agent: There is strong evidence to indicate that the use of Amphetamines during pregnancy may cause a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
- Anaesthesia: loss of sensations
- Antiphospholipid syndrome: An autoimmune disorder characterized by blood clots and pregnancy losses.
- Ataxia Telangiectasia: A rare inherited childhood disorder involving progressive degeneration of the nervous system.
- Basal ganglia stroke: Basal ganglia stroke refers to an interruption of the blood supply to a part of the base of the brain called the basal ganglia.
- Benign hereditary chorea:
- Benzodiazepine -- Teratogenic Agent: There is strong evidence to indicate that exposure to Benzodiazepine during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
- Brain symptoms: Symptoms affecting the brain
- Cerebral Palsy: Any brain disorder causing movement disability
- Chorea gravidarum: Chorea gravidarum is a specific type of abnormal involuntary movements that occur during pregnancy.
- Choreathetoid movement: ceaseless occurrence of rapid, highly complex jerky movements that appear to be well coordinated but are performed involuntarily
- Choreathetosis in children:
- Choreoathetoid movements: abnormal movements of the hands, legs
- Complicated migraine: Complicated migraine includes chronic migraine, status migrainosus, persistent aura without infarction, migrainous infarction, and migraine-triggered seizure.
- Encephalitis lethargica: A rare brain disease characterized by fever, headache, lethargy and reduced physical and mental responses. The disease occurred as an epidemic in the 1920's but now occurs sporadically - the exact cause is still not known.
- Ethanol -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Ethanol during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
- FACWA syndrome: A rare progressive neurological disorder involving degeneration of part of the brain (basal ganglia) and muscle wasting.
- Fahr's Syndrome: A rare neurologic disorder where calcium is deposited in various parts of the brain resulting in progressive loss of motor and mental function.
- Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
- Henoch-Schonlein purpura: A form of vasculitis (blood vessel inflammation) that affects blood capillaries and affects mostly the skin, kidneys, joints and stomach.
- Huntington's disease: Inherited disease causing progressive mental deterioration.
- Hyperglycemia: Where there is an increase above normal of the blood sugar levels
- Hypernatremia: Increased blood sodium levels. Can be caused by excessive sodium levels but is more often a result of low water levels in the body.
- Hyperthyroidism: The excessive activity of the thyroid gland
- Hypoglycemia: Low blood sugar levels
- Hypoparathyroidism: causesd by lack of PTH
- Infantile striato-thalamic degeneration: A very rare disorder involving degeneration of part of the brain - thalamus and striatum.
- Injury: Any damage inflicted in the body
- Joubert Syndrome: A rare neurological disorder where there is a defect in the part of the brain that controls coordination and balance.
- Kernicterus: Kernicterus refers to neurological damage (brain damage) resulting from the passageof bilirubin through the immature blood brain barrier in infants. It can occur in jaundiced infants but not all jaundiced infants will develop kernicterus.
- Lithium -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Lithium during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
- Mc Leod neuroacanthocytosis syndrome: A rare syndrome characterized by neuromuscular, blood and central nervous system symptoms. The disease is slowly progressive.
- Metachromatic Leukodystrophy: An inherited biochemical deficiency involving a deficiency of the enzyme called arylsulfatase A which leads to a harmful buildup of fatty material in the body.
- Movement symptoms: Changes to movement or motor abilities
- Moyamoya disease: Brain blood vessel disorder.
- Muscle symptoms: Symptoms affecting the muscles of the body
- Musculoskeletal symptoms: Symptoms affecting muscles or bones of the skeleton.
- Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
- Neuroacanthocytosis: An autosomal recessive syndrome characterized by tics, chorea, and personality changes
- Neurological symptoms: Any symptoms that are caused by neurological conditions
- Niemann-Pick disease: A rare inherited biochemical disorder involving the deficiency of an enzyme (acid sphingomyelinase) needed to break down certain lipids which results in an accumulation of these lipids in the body.
- PANDAS: A rare disorder characterized by the association of a tic disorder or OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) with a streptococcal infection and neuropsychiatric symptoms. The symptoms can start suddenly and recovery is slow with frequent relapses. It is believed that the infection affects a part of the brain that is involved with movement.
- Pantothenate kinase-associated neurodegeneration: A rare, inherited, progressive neurological movement disorder where accumulation of iron in the brain causes degeneration of the nervous system.
- Rett's syndrome: Autism-like behavioral syndrome in infant girls
- Spinocerebellar Ataxia: A condition characterised by a failure of muscle coordination due to pathology arising in the spinocerebellar tract of the spinal cord
- Sydenham chorea: Brain disease causing involuntary movements or spasms.
- Sydenham's chorea: A condition which is self limiting and is characterized by involuntary movements
- Systemic lupus erythematosus: chronic autoimmune disease that can be fatal, though with recent medical advances, fatalities are becoming increasingly rare.
- Tumor: Abnormal tissue growth which may be malignant or benign.
- Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease: The bovine spongiform encephalopathy affects cattle but the variant form can infect humans. Human infection can occur by consuming infected cattle products, especially the brain and other central nervous system tissues.
- Vitamin E deficiency: Deficiency of Vitamin E
- Wilson's Disease: Wilson disease, or hepatolenticular degeneration, is a neurodegenerative disease of copper metabolism.
- Wilson's disease: Wilson disease, or hepatolenticular degeneration, is a neurodegenerative disease of copper metabolism.
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