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Glossary for Choreoathetotic movements

Medical terms related to Choreoathetotic 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: The occurrence of rapid, jerky, dyskinetic movements that are involuntary
  • 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:
  • Choreiform movements: Involuntary, forcible, rapid, jerky movements which are mostly manifestations of basal ganglia diseases
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Glutaricaciduria type 1: A rare inherited metabolic disorder where a genetic mutation results in the deficiency of an enzyme called glutaryl-CoA dehydrogenase which is required to metabolise certain amino acids (lysine, hydroxylysine and tryptophan). Problems occur when these metabolites build up in the body and cause neurological problems. Symptoms often develop following an acute infection or fasting. The severity of the condition is highly variable from development of neurological symptoms during infancy to asymptomatic adults. The degree of enzyme deficiency will usually determine the severity.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • SSADH deficiency (succinic semialdehyde dehydrogenase deficiency): A rare inherited metabolic disorder where an enzyme deficiency (succinic semialdehyde dehydrogenase) prevents the normal metabolism of gamma-aminobutyric acid.
  • Segawa Syndrome: A disorder characterized by dystonia of the lower limbs which becomes worse towards nighttime. The condition usually starts during childhood.
  • 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.
  • Triose phosphate-isomerase deficiency: A very rare inherited condition involving a deficiency of triose phosphate-isomerase.
  • Tumor: Abnormal tissue growth which may be malignant or benign.
  • Vitamin E deficiency: Deficiency of Vitamin E
  • Wilson's Disease: Wilson disease, or hepatolenticular degeneration, is a neurodegenerative disease of copper metabolism.

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