What are the symptoms of Dyssynergia Cerebellaris Myoclonica?

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Oct 03, 2012
Quick Bites

  • Dyssynergia Cerebellaris Myoclonicais is a rare condition.
  • Characterised by the epilespsy, cognitive, myoclonus & progressive ataxia.
  • Signs include seizures, tremor and reduced muscle coordination.
  • The diagnosis is based on the symptoms.

 

Dyssynergia Cerebellaris Myoclonicais is a rare degenerative, neurological disorder characterised by the epilespsy, cognitive, myoclonus and progressive ataxia. It has also been known as Ramsay Hunt Syndrome Type I. It usually begins during the early adulthood but children may also get affected by it. Muscle tremors may occur in just one arm or leg or may also involve all the voluntary muscles.

Dyssynergia Cerebellaris Myoclonicais

Symptoms of Dyssynergia Cerebellaris Myoclonica

Signs and Symptoms of the condition include:

  • Seizures
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Tremors
  • Reduced muscle coordination

Causes

It is caused by the impairment of a regulatory mechanism between the cerelbellar and brainstem nuclei. It has also been associated with a wide range of diseases like Lafora body diseases.

Treatment

Diagnosis and Treatment

The diagnosis is based on the symptoms of the condition.  Although there is no cure for dyssynergis cerebellaris myoclonica, the treatment is done to provide relief from the symptoms. Seizures and muscle spasms can be controlled with drugs like Depakene.

 

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