Meige's syndrome Classification & external resources
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 )
Additional recommended knowledge
There is no cure although
palliative treatments are available, such as Botox injections.
It is named for Henri Meige.
 See also
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