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What is the definition of Athetosis?
Athetosis is a movement disorder (dyskinesia) characterized by constant, sinuous, slow, irregular, and involuntary movements affecting the ends of limbs, especially the arms, that can be caused by injury or to basal ganglia (deep brain structures) that coordinate muscle movement or drug toxicity.
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What are the symptoms of Athetosis?
Symptoms of athetosis may include a combination of involuntary, twisting, and jerking muscle movements, usually in the arms or legs. These movements may also include rapid jerking and involuntary contracting and stiffening of the muscles (spasticity). Patients with athetosis may lose the ability to sense where their body is located spatially and may sway or fall when standing with their eyes closed (Romberg sign).
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What are the current treatments for Athetosis?
The treatment for athetosis is focused on alleviating or decreasing symptoms and may include the drugs, levodopa, clonazepam, baclofen, anticholinergics, tetrabenazine, deep brain stimulation, or surgery, which may provide successful treatment for some patients. However, most patients with athetosis do not improve with treatment.
Who are the top Athetosis Local Doctors?
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Hospital La Paz

La Paz, MD, ES 

Rosa Torres is in La Paz, Spain. Torres is rated as an Elite expert by MediFind in the treatment of Athetosis. She is also highly rated in 4 other conditions, according to our data. Her top areas of expertise are Athetosis, Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome, Gout, and Low Potassium Level.

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Research Group For Neurorehabilitation

Department Of Rehabilitation Sciences 
Brugge, VLG, BE 

Elegast Monbaliu is in Brugge, Belgium. Monbaliu is rated as an Elite expert by MediFind in the treatment of Athetosis. They are also highly rated in 5 other conditions, according to our data. Their top areas of expertise are Athetosis, Spastic Diplegia Infantile Type, Cerebral Palsy, and Chorea.

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Emory Healthcare

Emory Brain Health Center

12 Executive Park Dr Ne 
Atlanta, GA 30329

Hyder Jinnah is a Neurologist in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Jinnah has been practicing medicine for over 29 years and is rated as an Elite doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Athetosis. He is also highly rated in 13 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Drug Induced Dyskinesia, Benign Essential Blepharospasm, Focal Dystonia, and Torticollis. He is board certified in Neurology and licensed to treat patients in Maryland. Dr. Jinnah is currently accepting new patients.

What are the latest Athetosis Clinical Trials?
Prognosis of Paroxysmal Kinesigenic Choreoathetosis in Korea: a Prospective, Observational Study
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A Phase 3, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study to Assess the Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability of Valbenazine for the Treatment of Dyskinesia Due to Cerebral Palsy
What are the Latest Advances for Athetosis?
Intensive phototherapy vs. exchange transfusion for the treatment of neonatal hyperbilirubinemia: a multicenter retrospective cohort study.
Choreoathetosis in the Setting of Human Herpesvirus-6 Infection in a Transplant Recipient.
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