Athetosis is a symptom of disordered movement with slow involuntary motions. Causes may include birth injury (hypoxia), brain disorders, or a genetic disorder. Athetosis needs to be distinguished from other involuntary movement symptoms such as writhing movements, chorea, convulsions, seizures, and other motor symptoms. ...

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Summary: Athetosis (from the Greek word for 'changeable' or 'unfixed') refers to an inability to sustain the muscles of the fingers, toes, tongue, or any other group of muscles in a fixed position. Instead, posture is interrupted by slow, purposeless involuntary movements. ...1,2

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Causes of athetosis include:

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Causes List for Athetosis

Possible causes of Athetosis (or similar symptoms) may include:3

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Similar Symptoms

Is it athetosis? There are a variety of other similar movement symptoms:

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  1. [from HPO]
  2. Source: GTR (NCBI/NIH): gtr/ conditions/ CN002093/ 
  3. Source: Algorithmically Generated List

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