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Athetosis

A dyskinesia characterized by an inability to maintain the fingers, toes, tongue, or other body parts in a stable position, resulting in continuous slow, sinusoidal, and flowing involuntary movements. This condition is frequently accompanied by CHOREA, where it is referred to as choreoathetosis. Athetosis may occur as a manifestation of BASAL GANGLIA DISEASES or DRUG TOXICITY. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p76)
Also Known As:
Hammond Disease; Hammond's Disease; Athetoid Movement; Athetoses; Disease, Hammond; Disease, Hammond's; Diseases, Hammond; Diseases, Hammond's; Hammond Diseases; Hammond's Diseases; Hammonds Disease; Movement, Athetoid; Movements, Athetoid; Athetoid Movements
Networked: 81 relevant articles (5 outcomes, 3 trials/studies)

Relationship Network

Disease Context: Research Results

Related Diseases

1. Chorea (Rheumatic Chorea)
2. Dystonia (Limb Dystonia)
3. Self Mutilation
4. Psychomotor Agitation (Akathisia)
5. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive)

Experts

1. Dessì, Valentina: 2 articles (04/2013 - 11/2010)
2. Loudianos, Georgios: 2 articles (04/2013 - 11/2010)
3. Boccone, Loredana: 2 articles (04/2013 - 11/2010)
4. Meloni, Antonella: 2 articles (04/2013 - 11/2010)
5. Soen, Masako: 1 article (05/2015)
6. Fujitate, Yasutaka: 1 article (05/2015)
7. Minami, Toshiaki: 1 article (05/2015)
8. Fujiwara, Shunsuke: 1 article (05/2015)
9. Komasawa, Nobuyasu: 1 article (05/2015)
10. Matsunami, Sayuri: 1 article (05/2015)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Athetosis:
1. Carbamazepine (Tegretol)FDA LinkGeneric
2. Paroxysmal nonkinesigenic dyskinesiaIBA
3. 5-Hydroxytryptophan (5 Hydroxytryptophan)IBA
4. thiopropazateIBA
5. zolpidem (Ambien)FDA LinkGeneric
6. phenothiazineIBA
7. Levodopa (L Dopa)FDA LinkGeneric
8. Carbon MonoxideIBA
9. Carbidopa (Lodosyn)FDA LinkGeneric
10. entacapone (Comtan)FDA Link

Therapies and Procedures

1. Dental Occlusion
2. Pallidotomy
3. Mechanical Ventilators (Ventilator)
4. Psychosurgery (Lobotomy)
5. Premedication