Preface: Sorry for the irregularity of my blogging. Jelly Bean has been keeping me busy. And you know what? But showers are sometimes necessary…right?
A year-old male presented to the emergency department ED with motor flinching consistent with tics—sudden, brief, purposeless repetitive movements. A video of an episode captured by his father showed that his upper body would tense while he flexed his neck forward and opened his mouth in a large single spasm, then would relax after 3 to 4 s. The episodes had been occurring for 1 month, and had significantly increased in frequency on the day of presentation. He was conscious but unable to speak during the spasms. He did not experience any weakness or loss of consciousness after the episodes. A review of systems only revealed a 1-year history of hand twitching.
Bye-Bye Tics! Tammy is a first grade teacher with a specialist's degree in education, and she has made tremendous progress in discovering triggers for Eli's tics. Courtesy of Latitudes. Eli was in kindergarten when we first noticed eye-rolling.
Tourette syndrome is a movement disorder that starts in childhood. It causes a person to make repeated twitches, movements or sounds that they have little or no control over. These are called tics. Several different tics can happen at the same time, but they may not always occur together.