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If you tap certain parts of my face corresponding parts of my face move such as an eyebrow. Small reflexive muscle contractions. What is this called?

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Dr. David Chandler
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In brief: Chvostek sign?

There is a medical sign called the "chvostek sign", which is a muscle contraction around the eye caused by gently tapping the side of the face just in front of the ear.
25% of people with this sign have hypocalcemia, or low calcium levels in the blood.

In brief: Chvostek sign?

There is a medical sign called the "chvostek sign", which is a muscle contraction around the eye caused by gently tapping the side of the face just in front of the ear.
25% of people with this sign have hypocalcemia, or low calcium levels in the blood.
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