Your browser does not support javascript:   Search for gard hereSearch for news-and-events here.

Diseases

Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)

Print friendly version

Cramp-fasciculation syndrome


See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.

Cause


Newline Maker

What causes cramp-fasciculation syndrome?

Though the exact cause of cramp-fasciculation syndrome is unknown, one article in the medical literature suggests that this condition occurs because of nerve damage acquired over time.  The authors of this article also suggest that cramp-fasciculation syndrome may be a type of autoimmune disease.[1]
Last updated: 6/12/2013

References
  1. Hart IK, Maddison P, Newsom-Davis J, Vincent A, Mills KR. Phenotypic variants of autoimmune peripheral nerve hyperexcitability. Brain. 2002; 125:1887-1895. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12135978. Accessed 1/22/2013.