Sunday, July 8, 2018

atetosis -

Atetosis (athetosis) is a gestational disorder characterized by slow, repetitive, and unconscious wiggling or twisting movements, especially in the hands, neck, fingers, arms, and legs.

Atetosis sufferers may also experience other movement disorders, such as korea (the name of motion abnormality), which triggers jerky and irregular movements in the hands and feet.

This combination is dissolved in choreoatetosis. The types of atetosis vary, from mild to severe motor dysfunction, characterized by involuntary and unbalanced muscle movement with difficulty maintaining symmetrical posture.

Motor dysfunction in patients with atetosis may only occur in some parts of the body or throughout the body, depending on the severity. Atetosis is caused by brain disorders, especially in the corpus striatum, which is evident since the 18-month-old baby can continue into adolescence and occurs in times of stress or emotional uptake.


Symptoms of this motion abnormality is arising sudden and unexpected movement and uncontrolled, the movement that occurs will begin to disappear or decrease in intensity when the patient is sleeping. Usually the movement will increasingly become when the patient is experiencing high emotions or while performing certain physical activities.


If the cause is medication, then korea will improve after drug use is stopped. To help control abnormal movements can be given drugs that block the effects of dopamine (eg anticancer drugs).