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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Patients in Group 2 were having Chorea (20%), Tics (13%) and Athetosis (7%).
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 is a slow twisting or writhing movement of the muscles.
For example, children with severe athetosis, and several in a class for the chronically ill, declared themselves as healthy yet they said a child in a wheelchair would be unhealthy.
His diagnoses include spastic guadriparesis, athetosis of the right arm, cerebral palsy, progressive scoliosis, and mental retardation.
Brain injury following NMS can cause truncal ataxia, limb ataxia, athetosis, hemiballismus, dysmetria, dysarthria, sensory function problems, balance problems, persistent amnesia, difficulties comprehending commands, attention problems, and electroencephalograph or MRI abnormalities.
They'll have a combination of spasticity and dystonia, or chorea and athetosis.
In 1909, he described a patient operated on for athetosis.
A child with cerebral palsy can have abnormalities in: muscle tone (increased or decreased), reflexes; involuntary movements (dystonia, chorea, athetosis, tremor), balance and coordination, sensory responses, and other movement-oriented areas.
2,3,6,20,21,22] Individuals with brain injury usually have spasticity in combination with other movement disorders such as athetosis, chorea, ataxia and dystonia.
athetosis -- slow, writhing movements especially in the wrists, fingers and face
Children with dystonia and athetosis often have some element of spasticity.