Meige Syndrome

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Last Updated: 08 May 2022
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Meige syndrome is unusual neurological movement disorder identified by typically forceful and involuntary contractions of the muscles of the jaw and tongue and involuntary muscle mass convulsions and contractions of the muscle mass around the eyes. Meige syndrome belongs to a group of disorders called dystonia. Dystonia is a group of movement disorders that differ in their symptoms, causes, development, and treatments. The specific source of Meige syndrome is unidentified. Meige syndrome is characterized by the combination of blepharospasm and oromandibular dystonia. Meige syndrome usually influences middle-aged individuals. The regularity of muscular tissue convulsions and tightenings may increase causing narrowing of the opening between the eyelids or involuntary closure of the eyelids. Blepharospasm might initially affect one eye, but usually ends up being. Some people with Meige syndrome may experience unusually completely dry eyes. Eyelid and face muscle tone might gradually decrease. Some people with Meige syndrome might also experience spasms of the tongue and throat, resulting in repeated protrusion of the tongue from the mouth and trouble swallowing. Muscle spasms of the respiratory system may lead to taking a breath problems.

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