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Neuromyotonia


Synonyms of Neuromyotonia
  • Continuous Muscle Fiber Activity Syndrome
  • Isaacs-Merten Syndrome
  • Isaacs' Syndrome
  • Quantal Squander

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Neuromyotonia is a rare neuromuscular disorder characterized by abnormal nerve impulses from the peripheral nerves. These impulses cause continuous muscle fiber activity that may continue, even during sleep. The disorder, which has both inherited and acquired forms, is characterized by muscular stiffness and cramping, particularly in the limbs. Continuous fine vibrating muscle movements (myokymia) can be seen. Muscle weakness may also be present. Muscle relaxation may be difficult especially after physical activity involving the particular muscle(s).

    Organizations related to Neuromyotonia
    • Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
      PO Box 8126
      Gaithersburg MD 20898-8126
      Phone #: 301-519-3194
      800 #: 888-205-2311
      e-mail: gardinfo@nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.genome.gov/10000409
    • Madisons Foundation
      PO Box 241956
      Los Angeles CA 90024
      Phone #: 310-264-0826
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: getinfo@madisonsfoundation.org
      Home page: http://www.madisonsfoundation.org
    • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
      31 Center Drive
      Bethesda MD 20892-2540
      Phone #: 301-496-5751
      800 #: 800-352-9424
      e-mail: braininfo@ninds.nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/



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