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154 Possible Causes for Jerky Head Movements

  • Ataxia-Oculomotor Apraxia Syndrome

    Therefore they make characteristic jerky movements of the head into the wanted direction trying to permanently fix an object.[neocyst.de] A type of congenital ocular motor apraxia presenting jerky head movements. Trans Am Acad Ophthal Otolaryng. 1952;56:853–62.[ojrd.biomedcentral.com] A type of congenital ocular motor apraxia presenting jerky head movements. Trans Am Acad of Ophthalmol Otolaryngol. 1952 ; 56 : 853 –62.[cambridge.org]

  • Spasmodic Torticollis

    If the contractions are sustained, they may cause abnormal posture of the head and neck. If the spasms are periodic or patterned, they may produce jerky head movements.[dystoniacanada.org] These sustained muscle contractions result in twisting, turning or tilting of the head and neck, and sometimes jerky head movements.[coreconcepts.com.sg] If the spasms occur periodically or in a patterned way, they can give rise to jerky head movements.[hxbenefit.com]

  • Torticollis

    There are three types of torticollis: tonic, in which the abnormal posture is sustained clonic, marked by jerky head movements. mixed, a combination of tonic and clonic movements[encyclopedia.com]

  • Vasovagal Syncope

    Some jerky movements may occur, especially if the person is still sitting or slouched with their head higher than their body.[jpaget.nhs.uk]

  • Oculomotor Apraxia

    Therefore they make characteristic jerky movements of the head into the wanted direction trying to permanently fix an object.[neocyst.de] Cogan DG: A type of congenital ocular motor apraxia presenting jerky head movements. Am J Ophthalmol 1953, 36 :433–441. PubMed Google Scholar 3.[link.springer.com] A type of congenital ocular motor apraxia presenting jerky head movements. Am. J. Ophthalmol. 36, 433–441 (1953). 8. Aicardi, J. et al.[nature.com]

  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

    With free‐floating debris (canalithiasis), successively turning the head should continue to provoke nystagmus (repeated jerky movements of the eyes) in the same direction[doi.org]

  • Femoral Neck Fracture

    movement)증상을 보이게 된다.[m.blog.naver.com] 그외의 증상으로 뇌원주(腦圓柱-head circumference)가 증가하고. 두개골의 뒤가 불룩해지고(bulging at the back of the skull), 눈, 얼굴, 목을 통제하는 신경에 이상, 비정상적인 호흡형태를 보이게 된다.[m.blog.naver.com] 나타는 증상으로 두개뇌압력(頭蓋腦壓力-intracranial pressure)의 증가로 인해 화를 잘내는 과민성(過敏性-irritability), 구토(嘔吐-vomiting), 경련(痙攣-convulsions), 소뇌의 기능장애로 불안정한 자세, 근육협응의 제대로 이루어지지 않고, 눈이 갑자기 움직이는(jerky[m.blog.naver.com]

  • Rib Fracture

    jerky movement, nystagmus Yes DI, polyuria, polydipsia Yes No Aggressiveness Seizure Ganglione uroblasto ma No 189 115 - - Chemotherapy, mechanical ventilation, tracheostomy[hindawi.com] Premature thelarche, GH deficiency Sleep apnea Urinary incontinence No No Ganglione uroma Hepatitis C 156 - 0.79 - Alive 26 35 Sanklecha, 2016 [34] 2/F -/-/- Gait disturbance, head[hindawi.com]

  • Absence Seizure

    , hand/arm (jerky) movements, dropping objects due to handgrip relaxation Slow, interrupted speech Individual does not respond to sounds or voice calls Occasionally, sweating[dovemed.com] […] short period of time Staring briefly into vacant space, from time to time Facial expressions include chewing action, smacking of lips, fluttering eyelids, rotation of eyes Head[dovemed.com]

  • Meningitis

    The fontanelle is the soft spot on the baby's head. Jerky movements may occur and the body may appear stiff.[patient.info]

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