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Genetics Home Reference: Congenital myasthenic syndrome

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Congenital myasthenic syndrome is a group of conditions characterized by muscle weakness (myasthenia) that worsens with physical exertion. The muscle weakness typically begins in early childhood but can also appear in adolescence or adulthood. Facial muscles, including muscles that control the eyelids, muscles that move the eyes, and muscles used for chewing and swallowing, are most commonly affected. However, any of the muscles used for movement (skeletal muscles) can be affected in this...

Congenital myasthenic syndrome is a group of conditions characterized by muscle weakness (myasthenia) that worsens with physical exertion. The muscle weakness typically begins in early childhood but can also appear in adolescence or adulthood...

Genetics Home Reference: Multiple pterygium syndrome

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Multiple pterygium syndrome is a condition that is evident before birth with webbing of the skin (pterygium) at the joints and a lack of muscle movement (akinesia) before birth. Akinesia frequently results in muscle weakness and joint deformities called contractures that restrict the movement of joints (arthrogryposis). As a result, multiple pterygium syndrome can lead to further problems with movement such as arms and legs that cannot fully extend.

The two forms of multiple pterygium...

Use of Botulinum Neurotoxin Injections to Treat Spasticity

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Neuromuscular Diseases and Conditions (and Oral Health)

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Neuromuscular Diseases and ConditionsBell's PalsyEpilepsyMultiple SclerosisCerebral PalsyMuscular DystrophyParkinson's DiseaseHuntington's DiseaseMyasthenia GravisSpina BifidaBell's Palsy
Oral Effects
Bell's palsy is a temporary paralysis of certain facial muscles. It comes on very quickly, sometimes overnight. It usually affects only one side of the face. Bits of food are more likely to build up on the paralyzed side of your mouth. Therefore, frequent and careful dental hygiene...