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NINDS Disorders is an index of neurological conditions provided by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. This valuable tool offers detailed descriptions, facts on treatment and prognosis, and patient organization contact information for over 500 identified neurological disorders.

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Dyssynergia Cerebellaris Myoclonica

Dyssynergia Cerebellaris Myoclonica refers to a collection of rare, degenerative, neurological disorders characterized by epilepsy, cognitive impairment, myoclonus, and progressive ataxia.  Symptoms include seizures, tremor, and reduced muscle coordination.  Onset of the disorder generally occurs in early adulthood.  Tremor may begin in one extremity and later spread to involve the entire voluntary muscular system.  Arms are usually more affected than legs.  Some of the cases are due to mitochondrial abnormalities.

Treatment

Treatment of Dyssynergia Cerebellaris Myoclonica is symptomatic.  Myoclonus and seizures may be treated with drugs like valproate.

Prognosis

The progression of the disorder is usually 10 years or longer.

Research

The NINDS supports a broad range of research on neurodegenerative disorders such as Dyssynergia Cerebellaris Myoclonica.  The goals of this research are to find ways to prevent, treat, and cure these kinds of disorders.

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Organizations

National Ataxia Foundation (NAF)

Encourages and supports research into the hereditary ataxias, a group of chronic and progressive neurological disorders affecting coordination. Sponsors chapters and support groups throughout the U.S.A. and Canada. Publishes a quarterly newsletter and educational literature on the various forms of ataxia.

2600 Fernbrook Lane North
Suite 119
Minneapolis, MN 55447-4752
Tel: 763-553-0020
Fax: 763-553-0167

National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD)

Federation of voluntary health organizations dedicated to helping people with rare "orphan" diseases and assisting the organizations that serve them. Committed to the identification, treatment, and cure of rare disorders through programs of education, advocacy, research, and service.

55 Kenosia Avenue
Danbury, CT 06810
Tel: 203-744-0100 Voice Mail 800-999-NORD (6673)
Fax: 203-798-2291

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

National Institutes of Health, DHHS
31 Center Drive, MSC 2320
Bethesda, MD 20892-2320
Tel: 301-496-7243/800-241-1044 800-241-1055 (TTD/TTY)

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