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Extrapyramidal Disorder

Extrapyramidal Syndrome


  • It remains possible that the presentation of an extrapyramidal syndrome merely represents a chance association of a rare disorder with a more common one.[jnnp.bmj.com]
  • Dystonia is considered present when repeated, often asynchronous spasms of muscles are present. Most dystonias are idiopathic and the focal form of dystonia occurs 10 times more often than does the generalized systemic form.[pocketdentistry.com]
  • Presentation on theme: "Extrapyramidal disorder and movement disorder"— Presentation transcript: 1 Extrapyramidal disorder and movement disorder 2 the main cause behind the movement disorders is dysfunction of deep seated sub cortical gray matter called[slideplayer.com]
  • The documents contained in this web site are presented for information purposes only. The material is in no way intended to replace professional medical care by a qualified specialist and should not be used as a basis for diagnosis or treatment.[orpha.net]
  • Clinical features spasticity Rigidity( lead pipe/ cog wheel) Reflexes brisk normal Power diminished Usually not affected Planters extensor flexor Involuntary movements absent present 7.  Phylogenetically, corpus striatum is primarily responsible for[slideshare.net]
Onset in Adolescence
  • Abstract We report on 2 sibs with consanguineous parents, and an identical progressive extrapyramidal movement disorder with onset in adolescence and associated with progressive alopecia and primary hypogonadism.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
Extrapyramidal Symptoms
  • Treatments include: Medications Medications are the primary treatment of extrapyramidal symptoms.[healthfoxx.com]
  • Extrapyramidal symptoms caused by these agents are indistinguishable from neuroleptic-induced extrapyramidal symptoms.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • symptoms. [2] Since it is difficult to measure extrapyramidal symptoms, rating scales are commonly used to assess the severity of movement disorders.[en.wikipedia.org]
  • What Are Extrapyramidal Symptoms? Extrapyramidal symptoms (also known as EPS) are a set of side effects that are common with antipsychotic medications, as well as with a few other types of medications.[schizophrenia.emedtv.com]
  • The Extrapyramidal Symptoms Rating Scale.[eprovide.mapi-trust.org]
Focal Seizure
  • Dysphasia and right-sided hemiplegia became apparent; these conditions were and remained permanent, accompanied by focal seizures and a marked cognitive delay.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
Unable to Walk
  • The neurological deterioration was gathering pace so that she was soon unable to walk without bilateral support around the house and required a wheelchair for longer distances.[jnnp.bmj.com]


  • Treatments include: Medications Medications are the primary treatment of extrapyramidal symptoms.[healthfoxx.com]
  • Vitamin E in the treatment of tardive dyskinesia. Am J Psychiatry 1990;147:505–6. PubMed Google Scholar 13. Egan MF, Hyde TM, Alberts GW, Elkashef A, Alexander RC, Reeve A, et al. Treatment of tardive dyskinesia with vitamin E.[link.springer.com]
  • Treatment varies by disorder. Medicine can cure some disorders. Others get better when an underlying disease is treated. Often, however, there is no cure. In that case, the goal of treatment is to improve symptoms and relieve pain.[icdlist.com]
  • Treatment  multidisciplinary approach  Dopamine-blocking agents may control the chorea.[slideshare.net]


  • Watanabe H, Saito Y, Terao S, et al. (2002) Progression and prognosis in multiple system atrophy: an analysis of 230 Japanese patients. Brain 125(Pt 5):1070–1083 PubMed CrossRef Google Scholar 10.[link.springer.com]
  • It is treated usually experts and prognosis is usually poor. Following video shows tardive dyskinesia. First posted in[mentalhealthdoc.blogspot.com]
  • Conclusions The expected improvement in EPS profiles for participants randomised to second-generation drugs was not found; the prognosis over 1 year of those in the first-generation arm was no worse in these terms.[bjp.rcpsych.org]


  • […] syndrome Neurology A condition characterized by a range of findings–eg, rigidity, tremors, drooling, shuffling gait–parkinsonism, akathisia–restlessness, dystonia–odd involuntary postures, akinesia–motor inactivity, and other neurologic disturbances Etiology[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]
  • The role of environmental toxins in the etiology of Parkinson's disease. Trends Neurosci 1989;12:49–54. PubMed CrossRef Google Scholar 18. Fahn S.[link.springer.com]
  • Etiology Woodhouse-Sakati syndrome is associated with mutations in the DCAF17 gene (2q31.1), encoding a nucleolar protein of unknown function. Genetic counseling The disease is transmitted in an autosomal recessive manner.[orpha.net]


  • This volume discusses the extensive clinical boundaries of acute dystonias, drug-induced parkinsonism, akathisia and tardive dyskinesia, providing demographic and epidemiological context while illustrating how prescribing choices impact powerfully on[books.google.com]
  • Summary Epidemiology Approximately 30 patients from consanguineous Middle Eastern families, together with one Caucasian woman and three sibs from an Indian family, have been reported so far. Clinical description The onset is usually in adolescence.[orpha.net]
  • Basic description Originally developed in 1979 for epidemiological studies of tardive dyskinesia in schizophrenic outpatients on long-term classical anti-D2 antipsychotic medications Authors Chouinard G Copyright Extrapyramidal symptom rating scale (ESRS[eprovide.mapi-trust.org]
  • Tardive dyskinesia: Epidemiology . Journal of the Neurological Sciences, Vol. 389, Issue. , p. 17.[bjp.rcpsych.org]
  • No adequate epidemiologic data exist regarding whether any particular psychiatric diagnosis constitutes a risk factor for the development of tardive reactions to medications; however, the duration of exposure to antipsychotics that is required to cause[pocketdentistry.com]
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  • MPTP a neurotoxin relevant to the pathophysiology of Parkinson's disease. Neurology 1986;36:250–8. PubMed CrossRef Google Scholar 29. Koller W, Vetere-Overfield B, Gray C, Alexander C, Chin T, Dolezal J, et al.[link.springer.com]
  • The pathophysiology of bruxism is unknown. The most cogent theory describes bruxism as a neuromotor dysregulation disorder. This theory proposes that bruxism occurs because of the failure to inhibit jaw motor activity during a sleep state arousal.[pocketdentistry.com]
  • Akathisia Not a lot is known about the pathophysiology of akathisia. It is described as a “feeling of inner restlessness.”[learn.pharmacy.unc.edu]
  • Pathophysiology : Inhibition of the nigrostriatal dopaminergic pathways results in EPS.[amboss.com]


  • Preliminary studies concerning Parkinson's disease suggested that vitamin E (2,000 IU/day) probably cannot prevent the development of the disease. It was suggested that vitamin E is able to slow the progression of the illness.[link.springer.com]
  • Collaborative Meta-Analysis of Randomised Trials of Antiplatelet Therapy for Prevention of Death, Myocardial Infarction, and Stroke in High Risk Patients. ‎[books.google.es]
  • For tardive dystonia, prevention is the most important treatment since few pharmacologic treatments have proven efficacy. Prevention also is the key to managing akathisia.[the-hospitalist.org]
  • Unfortunately, no treatment for this side effect exists, so physicians treating patients with antipsychotics must do their best to prevent this side effect from occurring.[livestrong.com]
  • "Extrapyramidal symptoms with atypical antipsychotics: incidence, prevention and management". Drug Safety. 28 (3): 191–208. doi : 10.2165/00002018-200528030-00002. PMID 15733025. Jeffrey A. Lieberman, M.D.; T. Scott Stroup, M.D., M.P.H.; Joseph P.[en.wikipedia.org]

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