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117 Possible Causes for Jerky Head Movements

  • Meningitis

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

  • 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]

  • Spasmodic Torticollis

    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 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] The movements may be sustained ('tonic'), jerky ('clonic'), or a combination.[dystonia-foundation.org]

  • 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]

  • 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 of Ophthalmol Otolaryngol . 1952 ; 56 : 853 –62.[cambridge.org] A type of congenital ocular motor apraxia presenting jerky head movements. Trans Am Acad Ophthal Otolaryng. 1952;56:853–62.[ojrd.biomedcentral.com]

  • Sandifer Syndrome

    My 12 week old baby has been having jerky head movements and despite a zillion tests the hospital doesn't know the cause.[bubhub.com.au]

  • Cervix Disorder

    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.[dystonia-foundation.org] The movements may be sustained ('tonic'), jerky ('clonic'), or a combination.[dystonia-foundation.org] […] posture of the head and neck.[dystonia-foundation.org]

  • Nephronophthisis 4

    A type of congenital ocular motor paraxia presenting jerky head movements . Trans. Am. Acad. Ophthalmol. Otolaryngol. 56 , 853–862 (1952). 21. Dib, C. et al.[doi.org]

  • Trimeprazine

    ) movements of head and face, trembling and shaking of hands, and insomnia.[nextbio.com] […] severe drowsiness, flushing or redness of face, hallucinations, muscle spasms (especially of neck and back), restlessness, shortness of breath, shuffling walk, tic-like (jerky[nextbio.com]

  • Ophthalmoplegia-Intellectual Disability-Lingua Scrotalis Syndrome

    (athetosis) occurring in association with more rapid, jerky movements (choreoathetoid movements).[rarediseases.org] Individuals with megalocornea intellectual disability syndrome may also have distinctive features in the head and face area (craniofacial region) including microcephaly, condition[rarediseases.org] […] neurological symptoms may occur including hyperactivity, seizures, and involuntary movements of the face, arms and legs (limbs), and trunk consisting of slow, continual, writhing movements[rarediseases.org]

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