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8 Possible Causes for Non-Purposeful Arm Movements

  • Rett Syndrome

    Brain Dev. 2007 Jan;29(1):47-50. Epub 2006 Jul 17. Author information 1 Service of Medical Genetics and Neuropediatric Unit, Geneva University Hospitals, 1 rue Michel-Servet 1211, Geneva Switzerland. alexandre.dayer@medecine.unige.ch Abstract Rett syndrome is a severe neurodevelopmental disorder affecting principally[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Rheumatic Chorea

    Abstract Two unrelated patients with a family history of rheumatic fever had isolated, acquired chorea. Both index cases, as well as affected family members, had increased expression of the rheumatic B-cell alloantigen D8/17. This test may help differentiate Sydenham chorea from lupus chorea.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Tonic-Clonic Seizure

    movements, called automatisms, involve the face, arms or legs, such as lipsmacking or chewing movements repeated movements of hands, like wringing, playing with buttons or[epilepsy.com] […] other areas or stay in one place) Rigid or tense muscles (part of the body or whole body may feel very tight or tense and if standing, may fall “like a tree trunk”) Repeated non-purposeful[epilepsy.com]

  • Generalized Motor Seizure

    […] of hands, like wringing, playing with buttons or objects in hands, waving Non-purposeful movements, called automatisms, involve the face, arms or legs, such as lip smacking[epilepsytalk.com] […] to move, loss of tone in neck and head may drop forward, loss of muscle tone in body and person may slump or fall forward) Losing control of urine or stool unexpectedly Movements[epilepsytalk.com] […] unconscious, or “pass out” Losing control of urine or stool unexpectedly Loss of muscle tone in body –person may slump or fall forward Loss of vision or inability to see Movements[epilepsytalk.com]

  • Epileptic Aura

    […] of hands, like wringing, playing with buttons or objects in hands, waving Non-purposeful movements, called automatisms, involve the face, arms or legs, such as lip smacking[epilepsytalk.com] […] to move, loss of tone in neck and head may drop forward, loss of muscle tone in body and person may slump or fall forward) Losing control of urine or stool unexpectedly Movements[epilepsytalk.com] […] unconscious, or “pass out” Losing control of urine or stool unexpectedly Loss of muscle tone in body –person may slump or fall forward Loss of vision or inability to see Movements[epilepsytalk.com]

  • Postictal State

    […] of hands, like wringing, playing with buttons or objects in hands, waving Non-purposeful movements, called automatisms, involve the face, arms or legs, such as lip smacking[epilepsytalk.com] movements, called automatisms, involve the face, arms or legs, such as lipsmacking or chewing movements repeated movements of hands, like wringing, playing with buttons or[epilepsy.com] […] to move, loss of tone in neck and head may drop forward, loss of muscle tone in body and person may slump or fall forward) Losing control of urine or stool unexpectedly Movements[epilepsytalk.com]

  • Receptive Aphasia

    [Click Here to Return to List] Associated Reaction - A non-purposeful movement that accompanies another movement (e.g., patient's arm may bend involuntarily when the patient[waiting.com]

  • Seizure

    movements, called automatisms, involve the face, arms or legs, such as lipsmacking or chewing movements repeated movements of hands, like wringing, playing with buttons or[epilepsy.com] […] other areas or stay in one place) Rigid or tense muscles (part of the body or whole body may feel very tight or tense and if standing, may fall “like a tree trunk”) Repeated non-purposeful[epilepsy.com]

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