Symptom: Spasms


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Spasms: Involuntary muscle movements without full control.
Introduction: A spasm is an involuntary movement of a muscle. Twitches or tics are examples of small-scale spasms. A full body spasm is known as a seizure (or fit). Fine body shaking or trembling, often in the hands, is known as tremor. All involuntary movement needs medical diagnosis.
Detailed cause information for symptom: Spasms:
  • Possible causes of symptom: Spasms (16 conditions)
  • Medical conditions causing symptom: Spasms (151 conditions)
  • Medical conditions causing complication: Spasms (36 conditions)

    Medical articles on symptoms: These general medical articles may be of interest:

    Types of Spasms: seizures (119), twitches (9)
    Spasms type of: Movement symptoms (231)
    Symptoms: symptom center, symptom groups, symptom descriptions

    Possible causes of symptom: Spasms: The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Spasms as a symptom. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

    Conditions listing symptoms: Spasms: The following list of conditions have 'Spasms' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

    A

  • Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis ... seizures
  • Acute kidney failure ... convulsions
  • Acute rheumatic fever ... chorea, writhing spasms, Sydenham's chorea
  • African Sleeping sickness ... seizures
  • Agenesis of the corpus callosum ... seizures
  • Alcohol Withdrawal ... grand mal seizures
  • Alexander Syndrome ... seizures
  • Alpers Syndrome ... seizures, epilepsia partialis continua, intractable seizures, myoclonus
  • Alternating Hemiplegia ... Seizures
  • Alveolar Hydatid Disease ... epilepsy
  • Amnesic shellfish poisoning ... seizures
  • Amphetamines ... seizures, tremor
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis ... twitching
  • Angelman syndrome ... Jerky movements
  • Anoxia ... Seizures, myoclonic jerks
  • Arachnoid Cysts ... seizures
  • Arteriovenous Malformation ... seizures
  • Asphyxia ... convulsions

    B

  • Barbiturate abuse ... seizures
  • Batten Disease ... seizures
  • Benzodiazepine abuse ... seizures
  • Binswanger's Disease ... Seizures
  • Brain cancer ... seizures
  • Bulimia nervosa ... fits

    C

  • Carbon monoxide poisoning ... convulsions
  • Celiac Disease ... seizures
  • Cerebral hemorrhage ... seizures
  • Cerebral Palsy ... seizures, epilepsy, athetosis (involuntary writhing movements)
  • Chagas disease ... convulsions
  • Chemical pneumonia ... convulsions
  • Chorea ... twitching, whole body spasms, jerky spasms
  • Classic childhood ALD ... seizures
  • Cocaine ... seizures
  • Colic ... abdominal spasms
  • Concussion ... convulsions
  • Congenital SMA with arthrogryposis ... severe contractures
  • Congenital Toxoplasmosis ... convulsions
  • Convulsions ... body twitching, head spasms, fits, jerking limbs, body spasms, sleeping after convulsion
  • Corticobasal Degeneration ... myoclonus
  • Craniosynostosis ... Seizures
  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease ... myoclonus
  • Cysticercosis ... Seizures

    D

  • Dandy-Walker Syndrome ... convulsions
  • Dementia With Lewy Bodies ... tremor
  • Diabetic hypoglycemia ... seizures
  • DiGeorge's syndrome ... convulsions
  • Diverticular Disease ... colon muscle spasms
  • Dupuytren's contracture ... hand contracture, gradually progression hand contracture
  • Dystonias ... tremor

    E

  • East African Trypanosomiasis ... seizures
  • Eclampsia ... convulsions
  • Ecstasy ... convulsions
  • Encephalitis ... seizures
  • Encephaloceles ... seizures
  • End-stage renal disease ... seizures
  • Epilepsy ... grand mal status epilepticus, convulsions, twitches, tics, petit mal seizures, whole body muscle spasm, continuous sequence of seizures, grand mal seizures

    F

  • Fahr's Syndrome ... chorea, seizures
  • Febrile Seizures ... seizures, convulsions, twitches, short seizure duration, urination during the seizure
  • Friedreich's ataxia ... tremor

    G

  • Gaucher Disease ... seizures
  • Generalized anxiety disorder ... twitching
  • Grand mal seizures ... whole body spasms, jerking muscles
  • Granulomatous amebic encephalitis ... seizures

    H

  • Hallervorden-Spatz disease ... seizures, spasticity
  • Heatstroke ... seizures
  • High altitude cerebral edema ... Seizures
  • HIV/AIDS ... seizures
  • Holoprosencephaly ... Seizures
  • Huntington's Disease ... limb spasms
  • Hydranencephaly ... seizures, myoclonus
  • Hypocalcemia ... painful muscle spasm of feet
  • Hypoglycemia ... seizures
  • Hypoglycemic attack ... seizures
  • Hypoparathyroidism ... painful muscle spasm of feet

    I

  • Incontinentia Pigmenti ... seizures
  • Infantile Spasms ... myoclonic seizures

    J

  • Japanese encephalitis ... occasional convulsions (especially in infants)
  • Joubert Syndrome ... seizures

    K

  • Kidney failure ... seizures
  • Krabbé Disease ... myoclonic seizures, spasticity

    L

  • Landau-Kleffner Syndrome ... seizures
  • Lead poisoning ... convulsions
  • Leukemia ... seizures
  • Listeriosis ... convulsions
  • Lupus ... seizures

    M

  • Machado-Joseph Disease ... spasticity
  • Megalencephaly ... seizures, convulsive disorders, intractable seizures
  • Melioidosis ... seizures
  • Meningioma ... seizures
  • Meningitis ... Seizures, convulsions
  • Meningococcal disease ... Seizures
  • Menkes Disease ... seizures, convulsions
  • Metachromatic Leukodystrophy ... seizures, convulsions, tremor
  • Microcephaly ... Convulsions
  • Mitochondrial diseases ... seizures
  • Moyamoya Disease ... seizures

    N

  • Naegleria ... seizures
  • Neonatal ALD ... seizures
  • Neurocysticercosis ... Seizures
  • Neurofibromatosis-1 ... epilepsy
  • Neuronal Migration Disorders ... seizures
  • Nocardiosis ... seizures

    O

  • Ohtahara Syndrome ... seizures
  • Oligodendroglioma ... seizures
  • Opsoclonus Myoclonus ... myoclonus

    P

  • Parry Romberg Syndrome ... seizures
  • Pelizaeus-Merzbacher Disease ... convulsions, tremor, spasticity
  • Pernicious anemia ... spasticity
  • Pneumonia ... convulsions
  • Polyarteritis nodosa ... seizures
  • Porencephaly ... seizures, epilepsy, spastic contractures
  • Porphyria ... seizures
  • Primary Lateral Sclerosis ... spasticity
  • Prion diseases ... myoclonus
  • Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy ... seizures
  • Pulmonary embolism ... seizures

    R

  • Rabies ... Convulsions
  • Ramsay Hunt Syndrome Type 2 ... seizures, epilepsy, tremor, myoclonus
  • Rasmussen's Encephalitis ... severe seizures
  • Rett's syndrome ... seizures
  • Reye's Syndrome ... convulsions
  • Rheumatic fever ... chorea, writhing spasms, Sydenham's chorea
  • Rift Valley Fever ... seizures

    S

  • Sandhoff Disease ... seizures, myoclonus
  • Schilder's Disease ... seizures
  • Schistosomiasis ... seizures
  • Schizencephaly ... seizures
  • Septo-Optic Dysplasia ... Seizures
  • Shaken Baby Syndrome ... convulsions
  • Stiff-Person Syndrome ... constant painful contractions
  • Stroke ... convulsions
  • Sturge-Weber Syndrome ... seizures
  • Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis ... seizures
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage ... fits, convulsions
  • Subdural hematoma ... seizures
  • Syphilis ... seizures

    T

  • Tetanus ... seizures, glottal spasm
  • Tics ... tics, twitches
  • Todd's Paralysis ... seizure
  • Tourette Syndrome ... tics, repeated involuntary movements
  • Toxocariasis ... Convulsions
  • Toxoplasmosis ... tremor
  • Traumatic Brain Injury ... seizures
  • Tuberous sclerosis ... seizures

    V

  • Variant CJD ... spasms, spasticity
  • Viral meningitis ... Seizures

    W

  • West African Trypanosomiasis ... seizures
  • Whooping Cough ... Convulsions
  • Wilson's Disease ... tremor

    Y

  • Yellow fever ... convulsions

    Z

  • Zellweger Syndrome ... seizures
    Conditions listing complications: Spasms: The following list of conditions have 'Spasms' or similar listed as a complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

    A

  • Acute rheumatic fever ... chorea
  • Amnesic shellfish poisoning ... seizures
  • Amphetamines ... seizures
  • Angelman syndrome ... Jerky movements, Epilepsy
  • Anoxia ... persistent myoclonus
  • Autism ... epilepsy

    B

  • Batten Disease ... worsening seizures
  • Binswanger's Disease ... seizures

    C

  • Campylobacter food poisoning ... febrile convulsions
  • Celiac Disease ... Seizures
  • Cocaine ... seizures
  • Concussion ... epilepsy

    D

  • Down Syndrome ... Seizures

    E

  • Ehrlichiosis ... seizures
  • End-stage renal disease ... seizures

    F

  • Febrile Seizures ... Epilepsy
  • Flu ... Febrile convulsions
  • Fungal meningitis ... seizures

    I

  • Infant Cytomegalic virus ... epilepsy

    J

  • Japanese encephalitis ... seizures

    K

  • Kidney failure ... seizures

    L

  • Lead poisoning ... fits (convulsions)
  • Lupus ... seizures

    M

  • Marijuana ... Seizures
  • Meningitis ... epilepsy

    P

  • Porphyria ... seizures
  • Preeclampsia ... convulsions
  • Pulmonary hypertension ... convulsions

    R

  • Rett's syndrome ... seizures
  • Rheumatic fever ... chorea
  • Roseola infantum ... convulsions, febrile convulsions

    S

  • Sandhoff Disease ... seizures, myoclonus

    U

  • Uremia ... seizures

    V

  • Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers ... seizures

    W

  • Whooping Cough ... seizures

    Y

  • Yellow fever ... convulsions


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