athetosis


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Related to athetosis: dystonia, Pupillary athetosis

athetosis

[‚ath·ə′tō·səs]
(medicine)
Slow, recurrent, involuntary wormlike movements of various parts of the body associated with lesions of the basal ganglia.
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It is estimated that up to half of the individuals with cerebral palsy are of average or better IQ (Sigelman, 1977; Vernon, 1970), and that children with athetosis tend to have higher IQs (Cruickshank, 1976; Vernon, 1970).
Athetosis and chorea each occur in approximately 5 to 15 percent of people with CP.
Children with athetosis (involuntary writhing movements of the limbs) have also had a favorable response to this treatment.
athetosis -- slow, writhing movements especially in the wrists, fingers and face
Children with dystonia and athetosis often have some element of spasticity.
These include but are not limited to: loss of postural reflexes, tremor, rigidity and involuntary movements such as chorea, athetosis and dystonia.
ITB does not help individuals with low muscle tone (often described as hypotonia or floppy muscles), chorea (uncontrollable, jerky types of movements of toes and fingers) or athetosis (involuntary movements of face, arms, trunk).