Other Names for this Disease
- Blepharospasm-oromandibular dystonia
- Brueghel syndrome
- Idiopathic blepharospasm-oromandibular dystonia syndrome
- Meige dystonia
- Meige's syndrome
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blepharospasm (abnormal movement of the eyelids); oromandibular dystonia (spasms in the jaw and tongue); and sometimes, cervical dystonia. Symptoms and severity can vary. The exact cause of Meige syndrome is unknown, but researchers suspect that it is due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Treatment focuses on each person's symptoms and may include drug therapy and/or botulinum A toxin (Botox) injections. Other treatment options, such as deep brain stimulation, are currently being considered.Meige syndrome is a rare, neurological condition characterized by
Last updated: 2/17/2015
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- Lyons MK, Birch BD, Hillman RA, Boucher OK, Evidente VG. Long-term follow-up of deep brain stimulation for Meige syndrome. Neurosurg Focus. August, 2010; 29(2):
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