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Alien Hand Syndrome Summary

Description: An apraxia characterized by the affected limb having involuntary, autonomous, and purposeful behaviors that are perceived as being controlled by an external force. Often the affected limb interferes with the actions of the normal limb. Symptoms develop from lesions in the CORPUS CALLOSUM or medial frontal cortex, stroke, infarction, and neurodegenerative diseases (e.g., CREUTZFELDT-JAKOB SYNDROME, corticobasal degeneration).

Also Known As: Anarchic Hand Syndrome; Alien Hand Syndromes; Anarchic Hand Syndromes; Hand Syndrome, Alien; Hand Syndrome, Anarchic Show All >>

Networked: 2 relevant articles (0 outcomes, 0 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Alien Hand Syndrome

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Levodopa (L Dopa) : 1 result : FDA 31 Generic

Diseases Related to Alien Hand Syndrome

  1. Parkinsonian Disorders (Parkinsonism)
  2. Ideomotor Apraxia
  3. Paralysis (Palsy)

Key Therapies for Alien Hand Syndrome

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  1. Psychology Biofeedback (Biofeedback) : 1 result

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