Athetosis

What is Athetosis?

A condition in which there is a constant succession of slow, writhing, involuntary movements of flexion, extension, pronation, and supination of the fingers and hands, and sometimes of the toes and feet. Usually caused by an extrapyramidal lesion.

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I have a history of seizures where I just zone out, no convulsions but after a bad one my left pinky & ring finger have a mind of their own & I...

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Hi XXXXXXX

Thanks for your query,

The seizures you have( Myoclonic type ) and the mild writhing movements (Athetosis )in the lateral two fingers...

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Can a patient develope Chorea-acanthocytosis after long treatments of chemo? If not why would a cancer patient start biting her...

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Hi,
Thanks for posting your query.
I think that you are referring to choreo-athetosis. These are a spectrum of abnormal involuntary movements....

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Hi,my mother ,67 yrs old,is a dialysis patient.she has to do it twice per week.for last two and half month she is suffering from an uncommon...

doctor1 MD

Hello

Thanks for the query

From the information provided to me it looks like she is suffering from a condition called as choreoathetosis. Chronic...

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Hi,my mother ,67 yrs old,is a dialysis patient.she has to do it twice per week.for last two and half month she is suffering from an uncommon...

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Dr i am from XXXXXXXX. My seven years son has celebral palsy , both hands and legs are tight and he cannot talk, walk even to sit is not possible....

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I have a history of seizures where I just zone out, no convulsions but after a bad one my left pinky & ring finger have a mind of their own & I...

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Can a patient develope Chorea- acanthocytosis after long treatments of chemo? If not why would a cancer patient start biting her tongue?

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