Meige Syndrome

Common Name(s)

Meige Syndrome

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Meige Syndrome" for support, advocacy or research.

Benign Essential Blepharospasm Research Foundation, Inc.

The Mission of the Benign Essential Blepharospasm Research Foundation, Inc. is to fund and promote medical research in the search for the cause and cure of blepharospasm, Meige, and other related disorders of the facial musculature, to provide support, education and referrals to persons with these disorders, and to disseminate information and serve as an authoritative resource to the medical community and the general public.

Last Updated: 3 Mar 2015

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Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Meige Syndrome" for support, advocacy or research.

Benign Essential Blepharospasm Research Foundation, Inc.

The Mission of the Benign Essential Blepharospasm Research Foundation, Inc. is to fund and promote medical research in the search for the cause and cure of blepharospasm, Meige, and other related disorders of the facial musculature, to provide support, education and referrals to persons with these disorders, and to disseminate information and serve as an authoritative resource to the medical community and the general public.

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Last Updated: 3 Mar 2015

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Meige Syndrome" returned 8 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Last Updated: 27 Jan 2017

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Marked Improvement of Meige Syndrome in a Japanese Male Patient with Schizophrenia After Switching from Risperidone to Paliperidone: A Case Report.
 

Author(s): Reiji Yoshimura, Hikaru Hori, Asuka Katsuki, Kiyokazu Atake

Journal: J. UOEH. 2016 Sep;38(3):233-6.

 

Meige syndrome is a relatively rare type of oral facial dystonia. The dominant symptoms involve involuntary eye blinking and chin thrusting. Some patients may experience excessive tongue protrusion, squinting, muddled speech, or uncontrollable contraction of the platysma muscle. A ...

Last Updated: 16 Sep 2016

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Spasmodic dysphonia in Meige syndrome responding to clonazepam.
 

Author(s): Hidenori Hattori, Fumio Yoshikawa, Hideki Sato, Takekatsu Fujimine

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2011 ;50(18):2061-2.

 

Last Updated: 16 Sep 2011

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The terms "Meige Syndrome" returned 1 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Meige syndrome: what's in a name?
 

Author(s): Mark S LeDoux

Journal: Parkinsonism Relat. Disord.. 2009 Aug;15(7):483-9.

 

Frequently, blepharospasm is associated with involuntary movements of the platysma, lower face and masticatory muscles. Similarly, masticatory dystonia may occur in isolation or in combination with dystonia of other cranial and cervical muscles. The non-possessive and possessive forms ...

Last Updated: 17 Jul 2009

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