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434 Possible Causes for Torticollis, Trismus

  • Parapharyngeal Abscess

    Trismus (spasm of jaw muscle) is minimal.[] The combination of a parapharyngeal abscess and torticollis in an adult, due to a spastic contraction of the sterno-cleido-mastoid muscle is an extremely rare condition.[] Torticollis and fever were present in all the patients. The mean length of hospital stay was 7 days. There were no complications associated.[]

  • Peritonsillar Abscess

    Two groups were compared based on time to oral intake, grade of trismus, pain severity and duration of hospitalization.[] Trismus: inability to open the mouth due to muscle inflammation and spasm of the masticator muscle Caused by irritation and reflex spasm of the Internal Pterygoid muscle Torticollis[] Other signs and symptoms may be observed: Painful swallowing Fever and chills Spasm in the muscles of the jaw (trismus) and neck ( torticollis ) Ear pain on the same side[]

  • Retropharyngeal Abscess

    The presenting symptoms, for all patients, were fever, odynophagia, torticollis, and trismus, and the clinical examination showed bulging of the posterior wall of the oropharynx[] Here we report a rare case of retropharyngeal abscess with a complication of torticollis.[] Retropharyngeal vs Peritonsillar R: 6 yo, P: Teens R: fever, sore throat, neck stiffness P: fever, sore throat, trismus R: purulence of retropharyngeal LN P: purulence in[]

  • Abscess

    Clinical Presentation Unilateral sore throat occasionally accompanied by ipsilateral ear pain Fever Muffled "hot potato" voice Dysphagia with pooling of saliva and drooling Trismus[] […] prognatism) Resorption Retrognathia (retrognatism) Sleep apnea Tartar (Calculus) TMD (Pain and Cracking of the Jaw) Tooth Discolouration Tooth sensitivity (sensitive teeth) Torus Trismus[] ., behind the eye) abscesses, recalcitrant inner ear infections (often--but not always--accompanied by torticollis ), and especially infections originating around the teeth[]

  • Oromandibular Dystonia

    However, the trismus improved mildly and transitorily. Therefore, coronoidotomy was done under general anesthesia. The jaw opening increased to 50 mm.[] Torticollis or dystonic writer's camp preceded the syndrome in two patients.[] This case history reports a case of jaw-closing OMD accompanied by trismus-related TMJ osteoarthritis (OA).[]

  • Methylphenidate

    Following emergence, he had trismus and jaw discomfort.[] The present report describes a previously healthy toddler who developed transient torticollis and orolingual dyskinesias following accidental exposure to methylphenidate.[]

  • Diphenhydramine

    Within 2 minutes she rapidly developed trismus, dysarthria, tremors of the upper extremities, left-sided weakness, and diminished consciousness.[] Additionally, he had torticollis, intermittent tongue thrusting, and sporadic oculogyric crises.[] Most patients experienced rapidly developing trismus, facial dystonia, dysarthria, and occasionally, decreases in consciousness, motor incoordination, and weakness.[]

  • Meige Syndrome

    Two months after switching from risperidone to paliperidone, his eye blinking, light sensitivity, jaw pain, and trismus gradually improved, although the dysarthria persisted[] A patient with Meige syndrome associated with spasmodic torticollis was treated with benztropine mesylate (Cogentin) at doses of 12-16 mg daily.[] Oromandibular Symptoms: • Difficulty opening the mouth (trismus) • Clenching or grinding of the teeth (bruxism) • Spasms of jaw opening • Sideways deviation or protrusion[]

  • Cyclobenzaprine

    Pain, swelling and trismus are undesirable effects of extraction of impacted mandibular third molars.[] Very rarely cyclobenzaprine toxicity can result in extrapyramidal symptoms, but occurrence of torticollis has not been reported so far.[] The authors assessed both sides of each participant's mouth for differences in pain, swelling and trismus.[]

  • Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome

    […] chest wall compliance, tachypnoea, pulmonary infection NEURO – dyskinesia, dysarthria, parkinsonianism, agitation, stupour, coma, GTC seizures, chorea, babinski, chorea, trismus[] John’s wort, ginseng Extrapyramidal Symptoms Acute Dystonia – involuntary motor tics or muscle spasms classically including torticollis, tongue or lip protrusion, or oculogyric[] […] confusion, delirium, coma, tonic-clonic seizuresLaboratory findings include elevated creatinine kinase, leukocytosis and deranged liver function tests Muscle rigidity — eg, trismus[]

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