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Meige's syndrome



Meige's syndrome
Classification & external resources
ICD-10 G24.4
ICD-9 333.82
DiseasesDB 31428
MeSH D008538

Meige's syndrome is a type of dystonia, also known as oral facial dystonia or hemifacial spasm, the main symptoms of which involve involuntary blinking and chin thrusting. Some Meige's patients also have "laryngeal dystonia" (spasms of the larynx). The condition tends to affect women more frequently than men. (Note: Meige's Syndrome is not to be confused with Meigs' syndrome)

Additional recommended knowledge

Contents

Treatment

There is no cure although palliative treatments are available, such as Botox injections.

Eponym

It is named for Henri Meige.[1]

See also

References

  1. ^ synd/547 at Who Named It


 
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