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Myokymia Summary

Description: Successive and rapid contractions of motor units associated with chronic nerve injury. The discharges arise from the peripheral aspects of regenerating nerves, and clinically impart a nearly continuous undulation of the body surface overlying the muscle. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1491)

Also Known As: Fibrillary Chorea; Kymatism; Morvan Chorea; Morvan's Chorea; Morvan's Fibrillary Chorea Show All >>

Networked: 102 relevant articles (7 outcomes, 7 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Myokymia

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Botulinum Toxins (Botulinum Toxin) : 2 outcomes in 4 results : IBA
  2. Autoantibodies : 1 outcome in 2 results : IBA
  3. gabapentin (Neurontin) : 1 outcome in 2 results : FDA 37 Generic
  4. Lidocaine (Xylocaine) : 1 outcome in 1 result : FDA 168 Generic
  5. rituximab (Mabthera) : 1 outcome in 1 result : FDA 3
  6. tiagabine (Gabitril) : 1 outcome in 1 result : FDA 1
  7. Ion Channels (Ion Channel) : 1 study in 6 results : IBA
  8. Carbamazepine (Tegretol) : 1 study in 4 results : FDA 24 Generic
  9. Ethylnitrosourea (N-Ethyl-N-nitrosourea) : 1 study in 1 result : IBA
  10. Progeria short stature pigmented nevi : 1 study in 1 result : IBA
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Diseases Related to Myokymia

  1. Ataxia (Dyssynergia)
  2. Thymoma (Thymic Carcinoma)
  3. Spasm (Spasms)
  4. Dystonic Disorders (Writer's Cramp)
  5. Hemifacial Spasm
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Key Therapies for Myokymia

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  1. Nerve Block (Nerve Blocks) : 1 outcome in 5 results
  2. Plasmapheresis : 1 outcome in 3 results
  3. Artificial Respiration (Mechanical Ventilation) : 1 outcome in 1 result
  4. Denervation : 1 study in 4 results
  5. Thymectomy : 1 study in 1 result
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