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258 Possible Causes for Myoclonic Jerking, Vitamin B12 Deficiency

  • Dementia

    The main reversible causes of dementia include vitamin B12 deficiency, hypothyroidism, neurosyphilis and Lyme disease.[symptoma.com] B12 deficiency Low levels of thyroid hormones, called hypothyroidism Low blood sugar , called hypoglycemia HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND) These forms of dementia[webmd.com] These conditions include: Side effects from medication Chronic alcoholism Some tumors and infections in the brain Vitamin B12 deficiency Dehydration Depression Delirium These[healthypeople.gov]

  • West Nile Encephalitis

    In addition to multifocal myoclonic jerks in the extremities, his eye movements were disrupted by bursts of high-frequency, conjugate ocular oscillations that occurred in[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Ask Well Photo Credit Tony Cenicola/The New York Times What Are the Effects of Vitamin B12 Deficiency?[nytimes.com] jerks.[jamanetwork.com]

  • Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease

    During the patient's hospital course, his clinical condition deteriorated with myoclonic jerks, fevers and severe encephalopathy.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Ask Well Photo Credit Tony Cenicola/The New York Times What Are the Effects of Vitamin B12 Deficiency?[nytimes.com] Myoclonic jerks and increased muscle tone were noticed 3 months after the onset.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Dialysis Dementia

    jerks, motor apraxia or immobility, EEG–presence of bilateral synchronous spike and wave activity; other changes include speech defects, seizures, mental deterioration, bone[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] B12 deficiency Low levels of thyroid hormones, called hypothyroidism Low blood sugar , called hypoglycemia HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND) These forms of dementia[webmd.com] Findings include the following: Myoclonic jerks, twitches, or fasciculations (ie, uremic twitch-convulsive syndrome postulated by Adams et al in 1997) Asterixis Chorea [5][emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Metabolic Encephalopathy

    Clinical findings include seizures, ataxia, alopecia and dermatitis with atypical findings of myoclonic jerks, neuropathy and spastic paraparesis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Sepsis Thiamine deficiency Uremia Vitamin B12 Deficiency Wernicke's Encephalopathy Causes by Organ System Cardiovascular Ischemia Chemical/Poisoning Carbon monoxide poisoning[wikidoc.org] Synchronous myoclonic jerks in all limbs can be seen in any patient who is slipping in and out of a drowsy sleep—also known as sleep-onset myoclonus .[aneskey.com]

  • Alzheimer Disease

    After 36 hours of donepezil remission, the frequency of the myoclonic jerks was sharply reduced. The patient remains asymptomatic after 6 months of follow-up.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Vitamin B12 deficiency . Depression , schizophrenia . Acute confusional state , amnesia. Neurosyphilis, AIDS dementia complex.[patient.info] Ask Well Photo Credit Tony Cenicola/The New York Times What Are the Effects of Vitamin B12 Deficiency?[nytimes.com]

  • Hypoglycemia

    In newborns, hypoglycemia can produce irritability, jitters, myoclonic jerks , cyanosis , respiratory distress, apneic episodes, sweating, hypothermia , somnolence, hypotonia[en.wikipedia.org] Vitamin B12 deficiency is also associated with the dysfunction of central nervous system.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] We report a 72-year-old type 1 diabetic patient with vitamin B12 deficiency whose impaired awareness of hypoglycemia improved after 4 weeks of vitamin B12 administration with[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Chronic Alcoholism

    During his admission he became drowsy and had myoclonic jerks. Both CT scan brain and lumbar puncture were normal.[academic.oup.com] Folic acid and vitamins B6 and B12 deficiency may lead to hyperhomocysteinemia, as they participate in its metabolism.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Ask Well Photo Credit Tony Cenicola/The New York Times What Are the Effects of Vitamin B12 Deficiency?[nytimes.com]

  • Neurologic Manifestation of Whipple Disease

    […] ocular and facial jerks 1936 diagnosed with encephalitis at Johns Hopkins.[academic.oup.com] Vitamin B12 absorption and malabsorption. Gut 1989;30(12):1686-91 12. Snow CF. Laboratory diagnosis of Vitamin B12 and folate deficiency.[ispub.com] […] with some mass effect 11 1993 (patient died in 1931) 47Y male 19 (pre-CT, pre-MRI era) Dementia, supranuclear opthalmoplegia, oculomasticatory myorhythmia, facial and limb myoclonic[academic.oup.com]

  • Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

    jerks or depression, and positive thyroid autoantibodies.[clinicaladvisor.com] Low thyroid hormone low stomach acid high risk of developing vitamin B12 deficiency.[restartmed.com] B12 deficiency rheumatoid arthritis , a disorder that affects the joints and sometimes other body systems Sjögren’s syndrome , a disease that causes dry eyes and mouth type[niddk.nih.gov]

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