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Causes of myoclonus?

Causes of myoclonus?

It is a condition: Myoclunus just means jumping or jerking limbs. Usually it is the legs but can be any muscle. At night it may wake you up causing daytime fatigue. It can occur by itself or be part of a number of conditions where nerves in the head are not communicating with the nerves in the spine such as ms, head injury or pinched spinal nerves. Have a neurologist evaluate. ...Read more

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What are the causes of myoclonic seizures?

What are the causes of myoclonic seizures?

Too many causes: Benign myoclonus can occur in children and adolescents. Jme is fairly common in young people - especially girls. Severe metabolic disorders will cause myoclonus, and anoxic brain damage can also cause myoclonus. A severe complex seizure disorder can develop in children and young adults - lennox gastaut - that may cause severe episodes of myoclonus and drop attacks. ...Read more

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What are causes of myoclonic seizures?

What are causes of myoclonic seizures?

Jerky movements: These are the typical jerky movements we get in our sleep, resembling a brief kick, or other sudden involuntary movement. ...Read more

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Causes of microcephaly?

Causes of microcephaly?

Varied: There are literally hundreds of things that can cause this including various syndromes, prenatal infections and lack of oxygen during birth just to name a few of the more common causes. ...Read more

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Causes of hypergammaglobulinemia?

Causes of hypergammaglobulinemia?

Mono or Polyclonal: High levels of immunoglobulins (hypergammaglobulinemia) can be monoclonal (specific) - due to malignant proliferation of plasma cells or lymphocytes as in myeloma or waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia. Polyclonal (many types) hypergammaglobulinemia is a benign condition due to infection, inflammation causing non-specific gamma globulin production such as in hepatitis, immune and allergic disorders. ...Read more

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Possible causes of involuntary movements/twitches?

Possible causes of involuntary movements/twitches?

Some causes: Hereditary dystonia, Tourette's, myoclonic jerks and myoclonic epilepsy, Parkinson's, Huntington's, post-traumatic reactions, tardive dykinesia, medication reactions. ...Read more

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What are the most common causes of ataxia and hyperreflexia?

What are the most common causes of ataxia and hyperreflexia?

The brain: Hyperreflexia is increased reflexes. This is an "upper motor neuron" issue, and comes from diseases of the brain such as multiple sclerosis or a stroke. Cervical spine stenois (tightness) can also cause this bilaterally. Ataxia is incoordination of motor movements. Most commonly this occurs from disease of the cerebellum. These can be acquired (toxins, low b12) and genetic. ...Read more

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What are the metabolic causes of a seizure?

What are the metabolic causes of a seizure?

Metabolic coz of sz: There are many. Electrolytes (sodium, calcium, potassium) being very low or high. Infections (non neurological infections too). Alcohol withdrawal. Alcohol toxicity. Medication side effects (wellbutrin). Low blood glucose. High blood glucose. Metabolic acidosis. Many of these causes can be treated. This is why people with a first time seizure undergo blood tests. ...Read more

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What are the causes of dystonia?

What are the causes of dystonia?

Unclear.: We do not understand the causes of dystonias at a mechanistic level. We do divide dystonias into two types: primary and secondary. In primary dystonia there is likely a genetic predisposition with an environmental trigger. Secondary dystonias are caused by trauma, brain disease or certain medications such as neuroleptics (major tranquilizers). ...Read more

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What are the causes of complex partial seizures?

What are the causes of complex partial seizures?

Electrics brain wave: Seizures are amused by abnormal discharges in the brain. Complex partial seizures require a work up. They may have many causes. ...Read more

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What are the causes of tourette?

What are the causes of tourette?

Not known: Tourette syndrome is a neurologic disorder of unknown etiology. Please consult this site for more info. http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/tourette/detail_tourette.htm. ...Read more

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What are the causes of spastic movements?

What are the causes of spastic movements?

HYPERTONICITY: Hyper tonic movements may be considered as extrpyramidal signs which means a disorder of the basal ganglia which are a structure in the brain controlling the muscle functions, usually Dopamine is the main neurotransmitter responsible for that. Parkinson disease is one of that disorder which caused by depletion of Dopamine in the brain. ...Read more

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What are some of the causes of leg fasciculations?

What are some of the causes of leg fasciculations?

Nerves: True fasciculations are spontaneous contractions of single muscle fibers. This is due to nerve damage. The nerve can be damaged anywhere between the spinal cord and the motor end-plate where the nerve fiber contacts the muscle fiber. There are lots of causes, such as poisons, trauma, inflammatory diseases, nutritional deficiencies, neurodegenerative diseases. Note cramps are not fasciculations. ...Read more

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What are the causes of sleep disorders?

What are the causes of sleep disorders?

Many causes: There are many types and presentations of sleep disorders, ranging from inability to sleep (insomnia) to disrupted sleep to too much sleep. Excessive worries, medical problems, activity levels and day-night patterns, sleep apnea (sleep breathing problems) are among the common causes. When there is sustained sleep disturbance, daytime function is affected, resulting in fatigue, memory trouble, etc. ...Read more

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What are the causes of eye tremors?

What are the causes of eye tremors?

Nystagmus: Nystagmus is an involuntary eye movement which usually results in some degree of visual loss. The degree and direction of eye movement, amount of visual loss and resulting impairment varies greatly from person to person. You should check with your doctor, if your eyeball twitches. ...Read more

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Which are causes of insomnia?

Which are causes of insomnia?

There are many causes.: There are over 80 different types of sleep disorders. I am referring you to the mayo clinic website on causes of insomnia because there's not enough space here to answer the question. Best wishes and have a happy holiday season. www.mayoclinic.com/health/insomnia/ds00187/dsection=causes insomnia — comprehensive review covers symptoms, causes, treatment for this sleeping problem. ...Read more

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What are causes of deafness?

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What are causes of deafness?

Deaf: Aging, noise, genetics, illnesses such as otosclerosis or autoimmune disease, neurological such as stroke or ms, medications such as some antibiotics or Aspirin or nsaids or diuretics, chemicals such as lead or mercury or gasoline, physical trauma to ears or brain. ...Read more

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What are the causes of seizures in adults?

What are the causes of seizures in adults?

Many: Unknown is most common, some causes like stroke, infection, tumor, trauma, drugs including alcohol, cardiac irregularity, sudden lowering of blood pressure etc.Etc. ...Read more

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Causes of aniocytosis?

Causes of aniocytosis?

Anisocytosis, having: Red blood cells (rbc's) of different sizes, can be caused by iron deficiency & sickle cell anemias, folate (folic acid) or vitamin B12 deficiency, autoimmune hemolytic anemia, cytotoxic chemotherapy, chronic liver disease, myelodysplastic syndrome, thalassemia major, & thalassemia intermedia. The unequal-sized rbc's are small in some of these disorders & large in others. ...Read more

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