Glossary for Myokymia
Medical terms related to Myokymia or mentioned in this section include:
- Ataxia, episodic -- vertigo -- tinnitus -- myokymia: A rare genetic disorder characterized by episodes of incoordination and unsteadiness as well as tinnitus and vertigo. Stress, exhaustion, sudden movements and exertion may trigger the episodes. It is caused by a defect on chromosome 1q42.
- Axenfeld-Schürenberg syndrome: A congenital disorder where paralysis of the third cranial nerve controlling eye movement results in periods of eye paralysis alternating with periods of eye spasms.
- Body symptoms: Symptoms affecting the entire body features.
- Brain symptoms: Symptoms affecting the brain
- Choreoathetosis-spasticity, episodic: A dominantly inherited movement disorder characterized by episodes of involuntary movments. Symptom episodes are often triggered by fatigue, alcohol, physical exertion and stress.
- Common symptoms: The most common symptoms
- Corneal abrasion: scratch on the corneal surface
- Dilantin -- Teratogenic Agent: There is strong evidence to indicate that the use of Dilantin (anti-seizure medication) 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.
- Epilepsy, Benign Neonatal: A condition characterized by clusters of seizures usually during the first days of life. The seizures are harmless and tend to resolve spontaneously during the first year though many cases resolve by 6 weeks of age. The seizures are not necessary associated with fevers but they can be. There are various subtypes of the condition, each with a different origin of the genetic defect.
- Episodic ataxia, type 1: A rare genetic disorder characterized by episodes of incoordination and unsteadiness and continuous muscle movement (myokymia). Stress and exertion may trigger the ataxic episodes which usually last for only a few minutes and can occur several times a day. Type 1 is caused by a defect in the potassium channel gene on chromosome 12p13.
- Eye symptoms: Symptoms affecting the eye
- Eyelid Myokymia: Eyelid myokymia refers to a condition in which there are spontaneous, fine contractions or quivering of the eyelid muscles.
- Eyelid symptoms: Symptoms affecting the eyelid
- Eyelid twitching in both eyes: Eyelid twitching in both eyes is a condition in which there is spasming or trembling of the eyelids.
- Eyelid twitching on one side: Eyelid twitching on one side is spasming or trembling of one eyelid.
- Face symptoms: Symptoms affecting the face
- Facial myokymia: The involuntary movement of muscles of the face
- Gamstorp-Wohlfart syndrome: A rare disorder characterized by muscle weakness, low muscle tone, increased sweating and muscle twitching (myokymia)
- Generalized Myokymia: Spontaneous tetanic contractions of the muscles all over the body
- Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
- Hemifacial spasm: Hemifacial spasm is the twitching of the muscles on one side of the face.
- Isaacs syndrome: A rare disorder where muscles suffer from stiffness and cramping, particularly limb muscles.
- Itching skin: Itching feeling of the skin.
- Movement symptoms: Changes to movement or motor abilities
- Muscle spasms: Involuntary movement or contraction of muscles without full control
- Muscle symptoms: Symptoms affecting the muscles of the body
- Muscle twitch: Small muscle spasms
- 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
- Neuromyotonia: A condition which is characterized by myotonia caused by electrical activity of the peripheral nerve
- Pain: Any type of pain sensation symptoms.
- Possible human carcinogenic exposure -- Phenytoin: Some evidence indicates that exposure to Phenytoin (an anticonvulsant medication) has a possible link to an increased risk of developing cancer in humans. The carcinogenicity of the substance may be influenced by the duration and level of exposure.
- Seizures: Uncontrolled physical movements
- Sensations: Changes to sensations or the senses
- Sensory symptoms: Symptoms affecting the sensory systems.
- Skin problems: Any condition that affects the skin
- Skin symptoms: Symptoms affecting the skin.
- Spasms: Involuntary muscle movements without full control.
- Spinocerebellar ataxia 12: A rare genetic disorder (chromosome 5q31-q33 defect) characterized by variable symptoms such as arm tremors, gait ataxia and dysarthria (speech disorder) with other.
- Stiff-Person Syndrome: A very rare progressive neurological disorder involving muscle tightness and painful muscle spasms.
- Tic: Abnormal body twitch or sudden movement
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