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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is paroxysmal exercise-induced dance athetosis?

It is a movement disorder that causes involuntary, irregular, unpredictable muscle movements induced by exercise. The disorder can make someone look like they're dancing or look restless or fidgety.

Symptoms of paroxysmal exercise-induced dance athetosis

  • Uncontrollable movements

  • Seizure

  • Fine tremor of the hands and fingers

  • Seizures within the last 1 week

Questions your doctor may ask to check for paroxysmal exercise-induced dance athetosis

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose paroxysmal exercise-induced dance athetosis

  • Do you have movements of the hands/legs/face, that you cannot control?

  • Have you had a seizure?

  • Do you have a slight trembling of your fingers?

  • Have you had a seizure within the last week?

Treatment for paroxysmal exercise-induced dance athetosis

Treatment options depend on the severity of the condition. Medications may be needed if it affects the daily life. Deep brain stimulation may be an option if chorea is severe and all other treatments have been tried and failed.

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