paroxysmal exertional dyskinesia (Ped)

PED is part of our Childhood Epilepsy Panel (NGS). Click here to access a complete list of the genes covered in this panel. 


DESCRIPTION

 

PED is a type of paroxysmal dyskinesia (hyperkinetic movement disorders).This condition is a fairly rare neurological disorder, less common than its PKD relative; and presents an early age of onset, during childhood.


PED is characterized by sudden, short-lived (paroxysmal) involuntary movements triggered by exercise or other kind of physical exertion. These characteristic clinical features involve abnormal movements  (dystonia, chorea, athetosis, and ballism or a combination of these) most commonly involving the lower limbs, bilaterally. No aura is presented. The frequency and the duration of the attacks is episodic and may vary, from one attack per day to one per month with a duration usually between 5 and 30 minutes.

 

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