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853 Possible Causes for drop attack

  • Meniere's Disease

    Ménière's disease is known to cause a small percentage of people with this disorder to experience “drop attacks” (recurring spurts of dizziness that cause the person to fall[] Drop attacks are a medical emergency and must be treated immediately to prevent injury to the patient and/or others.[] Some people with Meniere's disease have "drop attacks" during which the dizziness is so bad they lose their balance and fall. Scientists don't yet know the cause.[]

  • Myoclonic-Astatic Epilepsy

    We studied epileptic drop attacks (EDA) in symptomatic epilepsy of early childhood by means of video-polygraphic recordings and compared clinico-electrical differences in[] Sixteen were falling attacks and 20 were either less severe attacks exhibiting only deep head nodding or seizures equivalent to drop attacks in terms of ictal pattern but[] RUF seemed particularly effective in the prevention of myoclonic-astatic seizures (comparable with drop attacks in Lennox-Gastaut-Syndrome, for which RUF is particularly effective[]

  • Idiopathic Generalized Epilepsy

    This case study highlights the need to consider psychological factors when evaluating otherwise unexplained drop attacks.[] Patient: This 15-year-old, mentally retarded girl developed drop attacks at the age of 3.25 years, later clonic and clonic-tonic, as well as myoclonic seizures.[] A woman known to have never fully controlled idiopathic generalized epilepsy presented at 47 years of age with a new onset of drop attacks.[]

  • Epilepsy

    Lennox-Gestaut syndrome or other epilepsies with drop attacks. Epilepsies where the seizure focus is in an area essential for function.[] Atonic seizures , also known as drop attacks, drop seizures or akinetic epileptic drop attacks, may involve a sudden loss of muscle tone, a head drop or leg weakening.[] Atonic Seizures These are also known as “drop attacks” or “drop seizures.” The person’s normal resting muscle tension (called “tone”) goes limp.[]

  • Subclavian Steal Syndrome

    The symptoms from the compromised vertebrobasilar and brachial blood flows constitute the subclavian steal syndrome (SSS), and include paroxysmal vertigo, drop attacks and[] Attacks (a sudden spontaneous falling to the ground from a standing position, not usually associated with a loss of consciousness)[] Attacks (a sudden spontaneous falling to the ground from a standing position, not usually associated with a loss of consciousness) Diagnosis Physician's Examination A health[]

  • Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency

    It is sometimes known as beauty salon or Golden Gate Bridge syndrome, due to the effect of tilting the head back, causing vertigo or drop attacks.[] The patient may suddenly become weak at the knee and crumple (often referred to as a “ drop attack ”).[] attacks, diplopia or nystagmus -The patient’s neck is once again taken into extension and rotated to the right.[]

  • Syncope

    It has many causes, and is distinct from vertigo, seizures, coma, falls, psychogenic pseudosyncope, drop attacks, transient ischaemic attacks, and states of altered consciousness[] Autonomic failure 8.1.2 Epilepsy and ictal asystole 8.1.3 Cerebrovascular disorders 8.1.4 Migraine 8.1.5 Cataplexy 8.1.6 Drop attacks 8.2 Neurological tests 8.2.1 Electroencephalography[] Psychogenic transient loss of consciousness and its evaluation 7.1 Diagnosis 7.1.1 Historical criteria for attacks 7.1.2 Documentation of key features during an attack 8.Neurological[]

  • Cataplexy

    His recently developed "drop attacks" on laughter were recognized as cataplexy and led to the diagnosis of Niemann-Pick type C disease.[] A 9-year-old boy was admitted for assessments of frequent "drop attacks" while laughing.[] Worsens with sleep deprivation Differential diagnosis Epilepsy Syncope Drop attacks Pseudocataplexy Treatment Sodium oxybate [2] Tricyclic antidepressants Selective serotonin[]

  • Myoclonic Jerking

    These seizure types often include tonic-clonic seizures and atonic seizures (drop attacks).[] NOTE: Myoclonic seizures are one type of seizure that can result in a "drop attack" (also known as astatic seizure), other causes of drop attacks include tonic, atonic and[] Atonic seizures are also sometimes referred to as “drop seizures” or “drop attacks”.[]

  • Narcolepsy

    attacks).[] Cataplexy - may mimic drop attacks, syncope , seizures/epilepsy , transient ischaemic attack , periodic paralysis (channelopathies), psychiatric disorder, or cataplectic-like[] Cataplexy: Sometimes referred to as “drop attacks” when they are severe, cataplexy involves a sudden loss of muscle tone while the person is awake, leading to some periods[]

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