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Meige syndrome

A movement disorder characterised by blepharospasm, oromandibular dystonia, and sometimes spasmodic dysphonia.

Meige syndrome

Neurology A movement disorder characterized by blepharospasm, oromandibular dystonia, sometimes spasmodic dysphonia, See Blepharospasm.

Meige syndrome

(mēg, mĕzh)
[Henri Meige, French physician, 1866–1940]
A dystonic movement disorder that can involve dry eyes and excessive eye blinking, with involuntary movements of the jaw muscles, neck, lips, and tongue.
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Her condition developed more quickly than what Meige's syndrome's regular pattern is.
Meige's syndrome is a kind of focal dystonia disease, and it was first reported by French neurologist Meige in 1910.
Meige's syndrome usually starts to appear when people are 50 to 60, but there are teenage patients as well.
When Meige's syndrome's initial symptoms are not typical, it should be differentiated from xeroma[5-6].
Primary Meige's syndrome's nosogenesis is unclear; while secondary Meige's syndrome could be related to the upper brain stem and abnormal basal ganglia dopamine receptor hypersensitivity, the hyperactive cholinergic nervous system (e.g., basal ganglia), low Gamma-aminobutyric Acid (GABA) function.
Currently, the drugs for Meige's syndrome include anticholinergics (e.g.
Below, a patient who developed Meige's syndrome due to quetiapine augmentation to lithium and tardive blepharospasm due to olanzapine augmentation to lithium at different episodes of the illness is presented.
(13.) Fukui H, Murai T Marked Improvement of Meige's syndrome with olanzapine in a schizophrenic patient.
This condition is referred to as Meige's syndrome.5 The true pathologic basis of BEB is unknown56 but abnormalities in basal ganglia and corticostriatopallidothalamic loop have been considered responsible and abnormal auditory brain stem response potentials have been noted in patients who have BEB.78
Facial dystonias and hyperkinetic states (hemifacial spasm, essential blepharospasm, and Meige's syndrome) can also occur.
Lastly, Meige's syndrome is a rare disorder characterized by blepharospasm and involuntary contractions of the muscles in the jaw and tongue (oromandibular dystonia).
Blepharospasm can occur in isolation or as part of other conditions, such as Meige's syndrome.