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What is this proxy kinesia choreoathetosis?

What is this proxy kinesia choreoathetosis?

? paroxymal?: If you are referring to a very rare condition called paroxysmal kinesiogenic choreoathetosis, it involves provocation of irregular brief involuntary movements over face, trunk, and limbs, provoked by ongoing repetitive exercise, and patients often fall due to the results. Best managed by a neurologist who specializes in movement disorders. ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Choreoathetosis (Definition)

Choreoathetosis is a condition of dance-like writhing movements that are associated with certain neurological conditions, or as a side ...Read more


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What is proxy dyskinesia choreoathetosis?

What is proxy dyskinesia choreoathetosis?

Movement Disorder: Paroxysmal kinesigenic choreathetosis (PKC) is a hyperkinetic movement disorder characterized by attacks of involuntary movements, which are triggered by sudden voluntary movements. PKC is diagnosed using a strict set of guidelines. The attacks last less than one minute and have a known trigger, usually a sudden voluntary movement. PKC patients have a good response to medication (anticonvulsants) ...Read more

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Can someone tell me if there is a treatment for choreoathetosis?

Can someone tell me if there is a treatment for choreoathetosis?

Choreoathetosis: Treatment is symptomatic; 1.Neuroleptics.............such as Seroquel (quetiapine). 2.Dopamine depleting drugs...............Reserpine. 3.GABA-ergic drugs................Klonopin. 4.Minocycline with CoQ10. 5.Steroids. 6.Deep Brain Stimulation. ...Read more

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What does muchausen by proxy mean?

What does muchausen by proxy mean?

Pretend kid is sick: The term is much misused both in court and in the lay press. A parent creates or alleges symptoms / signs in a child in order to get the child admitted to the hospital. In real life, this is often because the parent has the insight to know the child is at risk for abuse and is a cry for help. ...Read more

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What are the signs of munchausen by proxy?

What are the signs of munchausen by proxy?

Illness in child: This disorder, named for a german storyteller, is a psychiatric condition in which the sufferer knowingly feigns illness and submits themselves to numerous unnecessary treatments including hospitalizations and surgeries. The by proxy type is when a family member, usually a child, is subjected to the same treatments urged on by usually a mother of the child. ...Read more

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How exactly is munchausen by proxy diagnosed?

How exactly is munchausen by proxy diagnosed?

Difficult: It can be a suspicion on the part of the treating provider. Sometimes, it is found by accident. It is not easy to diagnose. Most of the cases I have seen were diagnosed by video monitoring in the hospital setting. ...Read more

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Who is the victim of munchausen syndrome by proxy?

Who is the victim of munchausen syndrome by proxy?

Usually children: Munchausen syndrome is a psychogenic condition in which the patient seeks out medical care including multiple operations for non-existent disease. By proxy refers to parents and occasionally caregivers who subject their children or dependent to multiple doctor visits and procedures and this satisfies the psychogenic needs of the munchausen by proxy person. ...Read more

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What are the key signs of munchausen by proxy syndrome?

When a mother:: ?Intentionally produces feigned physical or psychological signs or symptoms ?Presents illness behavior reflecting a wish to assume the sick role ?Confronts physicians with self-induced symptoms or disease ?Lacks of external incentives for the behavior (eg, economic gain, avoiding legal responsibility, or improving general wellbeing) ...Read more

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Munchausen by proxy syndrome, can you tell me about this?

Munchausen by proxy syndrome, can you tell me about this?

Make someone ill: This disorder is a psychiatric illness where a caretaker makes the person in their care ill or describes symptoms of illness that prompt lots of medical attention/workup. Most often a parent doing things to or saying things are wrong with their baby or child. May intentionally do things that cause harm to child. Psych disorder aimed at gaining lots of attention for the parent. Very sad for child.. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what causes munchausen syndrome by proxy?

Vicarious attention: Many times this is driven by the need for attention which is gotten by, for example, a parent who continues to bring their child in for one ailment after another. Sometimes there is a component of self-validation by "needing to be needed" by a "sick" person for whom the person is giving care for these manufactured ailments. ...Read more