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- Brueghel Syndrome
- Idiopathic Blepharospasm-Oromandibular Dystonia Syndrome
- Segmental Cranial Dystonia
Meige syndrome is a rare neurological movement disorder characterized by involuntary and often forceful contractions of the muscles of the jaw and tongue (oromandibular dystonia) and involuntary muscle spasms and contractions of the muscles around the eyes (blepharospasm). The specific symptoms and their severity vary from case to case.
Meige syndrome belongs to a group of disorders known as dystonia. Dystonia is a group of movement disorders that vary in their symptoms, causes, progression, and treatments. This group of neurological conditions is generally characterized by involuntary muscle contractions that force the body into abnormal, sometimes painful, movements and positions (postures). The exact cause of Meige syndrome is unknown.
WE MOVE (Worldwide Education and Awareness for Movement Disorders)
204 West 84th Street
New York, NY 10024
Benign Essential Blepharospasm Research Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 12468
Beaumont, TX 77726-2468
Dystonia Medical Research Foundation
1 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601-1905
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
P.O. Box 5801
Bethesda, MD 20824
89 Albert Embankment, 1st Floor
London, Intl SE1 7TP
Tel: 0845 458 6211
Fax: 0845 458 6311
Tel: 0845 458 6322
European Dystonia Federation
69 East King St
Helensburgh, G84 7RE
Tel: +44 1436 678799
Fax: 0044 1436 678799
Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
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