Sandifer's syndrome

Sandifer's syndrome

 [san´dĭferz]
intermittent torticollis in children as a symptom of reflux esophagitis or hiatal hernia.
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You also should be aware of what seizure imitators to rule out: movement disorders such as tics and Sandifer's syndrome, daydreaming and inattention, fainting, migraines, panic attacks, psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES), self-stimulatory behaviors, periods of the child holding her breath, and sleep parasomnias, such as night terrors, sleepwalking, and sleep myoclonus.
Neuroanatomical basis of Sandifer's syndrome: a new vagal reflex?
* Sandifer's syndrome. This condition, which occurs in infants, is marked by abnormal posture and torsion spasms of the head, neck, or body and is associated with hiatal hernia or gastroesophageal reflux disease.
A very, very common condition-even for us-is gastroesophageal reflux or Sandifer's syndrome. These infants may stiffen or arch in response to the reflux pain, which can look just like a tonic seizure.