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866 Possible Causes for Jerky Movements

  • Breath-Holding Spell

    Some children have jerky movements or a seizure, but this is very rare. My daughter was a breath-holder.[raisingchildren.net.au] Symptoms can include: Blue or pale skin Crying, then no breathing Fainting or loss of alertness (unconsciousness) Jerky movements (short, seizure-like movements) Normal breathing[medlineplus.gov] If the child starts having jerky movements, you can hold the child’s head, arms or legs to prevent injury. Don’t shake the baby or child.[raisingchildren.net.au]

  • Chorea Gravidarum

    Found on Chorea Gravidarum Irregular, rapid, jerky movements of the face,arms and legs that occur during pregnancy.[encyclo.co.uk] Chorea; Muscle - jerky movements (uncontrolled); Hyperkinetic movements Jerky body movement is a condition in which a person makes fast movements that they cannot control[ssl.adam.com] She had choreioathetoid, purposeless, irregular and jerky movements bilaterally in her upper limbs.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Rheumatic Fever

    The major criteria for diagnosis include: Arthritis in several large joints Heart inflammation Nodules under the skin Rapid, jerky movements (chorea, Sydenham chorea ) Skin[web.archive.org] It consists of changes in emotions, fast jerky movements of the hands, feet, and face and muscle weakness.[heartdisease.about.com] The major criteria for diagnosis include: Arthritis in several large joints Heart inflammation Nodules under the skin Rapid, jerky movements (chorea, sydenham chorea ) Skin[nlm.nih.gov]

  • Angelman Syndrome

    She presented with developmental delay, blond hair, jerky movements, ataxia, and epilepsy.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] movements; a happy, sociable disposition; and paroxysms of laughter.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Features of AS in early infancy, such as jerky movements, feeding problems and poor sleep, were observed.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Hypoglycemia

    movements Seizure Difficulty paying attention, or confusion Tingling sensations around the mouth How do I treat hypoglycemia?[web.archive.org] […] include: Shakiness Dizziness Sweating Hunger Headache Irritability Pale skin color Sudden moodiness or behavior changes, such as crying for no apparent reason Clumsy or jerky[chop.edu] movements) Unconsciousness Some symptoms of hypoglycemia during sleep are crying out or having nightmares sweating enough to make your pajamas or sheets damp feeling tired[niddk.nih.gov]

  • Insect Bite

    Avoid rapid jerky movements around insect hives or nests. Avoid perfumes and floral-patterned or dark clothing.[pushdoctor.co.uk] You can help prevent insect bites and stings by doing the following: Avoid rapid, jerky movements around insect hives or nests.[medlineplus.gov]

  • Senile Chorea

    Involuntary, forcible, rapid, jerky movements that may be subtle or become confluent, markedly altering normal patterns of movement.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Ceaseless occurrence of rapid, highly complex jerky movements that appear to be well coordinated but are performed involuntarily.[icd10data.com] ) Paroxysmal choreoathetosis Post-hemiplegic chorea Progressive chorea Clinical Information A group of diseases marked by involuntary and jerky movements A neurological condition[icd10data.com]

  • Dandy-Walker Syndrome

    movements of the eyes may occur.[ninds.nih.gov] […] increased intracranial pressure such as irritability, vomiting and convulsions and signs of cerebellar dysfunction such as unsteadiness and lack of muscle coordination or jerky[urmc.rochester.edu] movements of the eyes increased head circumference bulging at the back of the skull problems with the nerves that control the eyes, face and neck abnormal breathing patterns[onlymyhealth.com]

  • Athetoid Cerebral Palsy

    Children with this form of the disease typically display abnormal involuntary movements, such as twisting, twitching, writhing, or abrupt, jerky movements that may increase[nmihi.com] Patients also may have abrupt, irregular, jerky movements (chorea), a combination (choreoathetosis), or slow rhythmic movements with muscle tone abnormalities and abnormal[elkandelk.com] Children with ataxic cerebral palsy, who account for ten percent of cases, display tremors, unsteadiness, incoordination, and quick, jerky (choreic) movements.[nmihi.com]

  • Chorea

    Any of various disorders of the nervous system marked by involuntary, jerky movements, especially of the arms, legs, and face, and by incoordination.[yourdictionary.com] , involuntary movements, chiefly of the face and extremities.[wordreference.com] Sydenham chorea mainly involves jerky, uncontrollable and purposeless movements of the hands, arms, shoulder, face, legs, and trunk.[medlineplus.gov]

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