Meige syndrome


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Related to Meige syndrome: blepharospasm, dystonia, Meige disease

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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Spontaneous remission in patients with essential blepharospasm and Meige syndrome. Am J Ophthalmol 1998;126:432-5.
In conclusion, this case study suggests that specific GABA receptor activators can help alleviate symptom of blepharospasm with oromandilular dystonia in Meige syndrome. One should be cautious when taking up mixed psychotic medications for improving the emotional symptoms engendered.
[14 cases of clinical analysis of Meige syndrome and literature review].
A similar search of Pubmed only identified nine case reports of olanzapine-induced TDt: Aggarwal and colleagues [4] report on a 17-year-old female with schizophrenia who developed symptoms of TDt after 15 months of treatment with olanzapine; Charfi and colleagues [5] report on a 17-yearold female with schizophrenia who manifested TDt symptoms after nine months of treatment with olanzapine; Singh and colleagues [6] reported on a case of TDt after using a single 10 mg dose of olanzapine; Aggarwal and colleagues [7] report on a case of delayed Meige syndrome (a combination of blepharospasm and oromandibular dystonia) after long-term usage of olanzapine; and Praharaj and colleagues [8] report on a young male patient who developed delayed oculogyric crisis following the use of olanzapine.