This information is provided by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD).
Meige syndrome is a rare, neurological condition characterized by blepharospasm (abnormal movement of the eyelids); oromandibular dystonia (spasms in the jaw and tongue); and sometimes, cervical dystonia. Symptoms and severity can vary. The exact cause of Meige syndrome is unknown, but researchers suspect that it is due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Treatment focuses on each person’s symptoms and may include drug therapy and/or botulinum A toxin (Botox) injections. Other treatment options, such as deep brain stimulation, are currently being considered.
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