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930 Possible Causes for Involuntary Movements, Slurred Speech

  • Streptococcal Infection

    The pathophysiology of the involuntary movements may be associated with sensorimotor cortex hyperexcitability.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] His episodes of slurred speech associated with laughter represented cataplexy. He was started on modafinil 100 mg twice a day.[aasmnet.org] A neurological disorder, Sydenham chorea , can occur months after an initial attack, causing jerky involuntary movements, muscle weakness, slurred speech, and personality[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Meningitis

    movements, or a floppy body Abnormal, high-pitched cry.[irishhealth.com] speech severe muscle pain breathlessness not urinating for a day cold, clammy and pale skin loss of consciousness If any of these symptoms develop you should seek medical[thesun.co.uk] […] symptoms: Blotchy or pale skin Tense or bulging soft spot on their head Blank or staring expression Irritable, dislike of being handled Refusing to eat Body stiffening with involuntary[irishhealth.com]

  • Wilson Disease

    Dystonia We offer a comprehensive, individualized treatment approach that addresses the many challenges associated with dystonia, including: Involuntary movements Uncontrollable[parkinsons.nm.org] 'By October, after starting uni, my hands would shake and my speech started slurring - it was like I was drunk.[dailymail.co.uk] At least 6 months from the development of neuropathy symptoms, dysarthria and involuntary movement in the right leg developed gradually.[jamanetwork.com]

  • Huntington's Disease

    We herein report a case of late-onset Huntington's disease (HD) that presented without any involuntary movement.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] We present a 47-year-old male Botswana native, with a four-year-history of chorea, slurred speech, mood instability, cognitive impairment and weight loss.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] People with HD also develop impaired coordination, slurred speech, and difficulty feeding and swallowing. HD typically begins between ages 30 and 50.[ninds.nih.gov]

  • Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis

    Both patients had psychiatric symptoms, central hypoventilation requiring prolonged ventilatory support, seizures, involuntary movements and autonomic instability.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] One child presented with unsteady walking and slurred speech, suggestive of cerebellar ataxia, and 3 had inability to bear weight on a unilateral lower extremity, resulting[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis is a paraneoplastic encephalitis characterised by psychiatric features, involuntary movement, and autonomic instability.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

    These motor neurons carry messages from the brain to the spinal cord and, ultimately, to the muscles that are necessary for voluntary and involuntary movement and function[cytokinetics.com] speech, stumbling, and muscle twitching for 3 years.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Late in the disorder, a pseudobulbar affect occurs, with inappropriate, involuntary, and uncontrollable excesses of laughter or crying.[merckmanuals.com]

  • Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy

    Keywords tics; twitching; involuntary movements; juvenile myoclonic epilepsy Introduction Tics are characterized by abrupt, repetitive, stereotyped and involuntary movements[omicsonline.org] A patient taking anticonvulsant medications requires monitoring for toxic signs: nystagmus, ataxia, lethargy, dizziness, drowsiness, slurred speech, irritability, nausea,[checkorphan.org] The amplitude of involuntary movements may range from a mere sense of electric shock to minimal twitchings to violent movements of the limbs.[symptoma.com]

  • Benzodiazepine Overdose

    These are well-tolerated and effective drugs in the short-term for a wide range of conditions such as convulsive disorders, muscle spasticity, involuntary movement disorder[healthguidance.org] […] vertical, horizontal, or rotary eye movements.[drugaddictiontreatment.com] Your speech is slurred, or you are confused. You have trouble walking or moving parts of your body. You feel extremely agitated.[drugs.com]

  • Vitamin E Deficiency

    movements (tardive dyskinesia), labor pain, leg cramps, leg pain due to atherosclerosis in the leg arteries (intermittent claudication), male infertility, miscarriage, myotonic[nutrientsreview.com] Symptoms of AVED include slurred speech ( dysarthria ), difficulty coordinating movements ( ataxia ), numbness in the hands and feet ( peripheral neuropathy ), and progressive[rarediseases.info.nih.gov] Vitamin E supplementation led to an unexpected improvement in the unsteadiness of gait and slurring of speech of which she had also complained.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Benzodiazepine

    movement disorders Agitation associated with other psychiatric conditions, including depression or impulse control disorders The length and intensity of the drug’s effect[projectknow.com] speech , unconsciousness .[adf.org.au] movement disorders, detoxification from alcohol and other substances, and anxiety associated with cardiovascular or gastrointestinal conditions 3 ( Table 1 ) .[aafp.org]

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