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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.
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What are the latest Athetosis Clinical Trials?
Physiotherapy Assessment Based on the ICF Model in The Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome: Case Report

Summary: Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome (LNS) is a genetic disorder that results in a deficit in the hypoxanthine-guanine phosphoribosyltransferase (HPRT) enzyme, which affects purine metabolism. It is a genetic disorder that is carried by an X-linked recessive gene. LNS has 3 typical symptoms. These are increased uric acid, neurological symptoms and behavioral disorders. Dystonia is often seen among its neurologica...

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Prognosis of Paroxysmal Kinesigenic Choreoathetosis in Korea: a Prospective, Observational Study

Summary: The aim of this study is to assess the prognosis of paroxysmal kinesigenic choreoathetosis (PKC) in Korean.

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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Clinical features of epilepsy in children with IRF2BPL gene variation.