Kifafa seizure disorder


Kifafa seizure disorder: A rare form of seizure involving head nodding prior to the seizure and often associated with neurological symptoms and Parkinson-like symptoms.


The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Kifafa seizure disorder includes the 8 symptoms listed below: * Head nodding * Seizures * Parkinson-like symptoms * Neurological abnormalities * Mental retardation * Psychotic attacks * Lack of coordination * Lack of sensibility Note that Kifafa seizure disorder symptoms usually refers to various symptoms known to a patient, but the phrase Kifafa seizure disorder signs may refer to those signs only noticable by a doctor.


* Lack of coordination * Mental retardation * Neurological abnormalities * Seizures


TREMOR: DIAGNOSTIC WORKUP (Algorithmic Diagnosis of Symptoms and Signs) Certainly a thyroid profile should be done on all cases that present with a tremor alone. In addition, blood tests for serum copper and ceruloplasmin should be done when Wilson's disease is suspected. A drug and alcohol screen should be done also. If multiple sclerosis , Wilson's disease, or a cerebellar tumor is suspected, a CT scan or MRI of the brain should be done. When there is doubt as to whether the tremor is a resting or active tremor, an EMG may be done to separate the two. Most patients presenting with a mild intention tremor that is symmetrical and not associated with other neurologic findings will probably have familial or senile tremor, and the response to beta-blockers can be determined.