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Recurrent nocturnal tongue biting in a child with hereditary chin trembling.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17092470     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 13-month-old boy presented with repeated episodes of tongue biting during sleep. On evaluation, he was found to have hereditary chin trembling, a rare autosomal dominant condition characterized by continuous or intermittent tremulous activity of the mentalis muscle. This is the first report of this kind from India. The tongue biting appeared to be the result of parasomnia. Treatment with clonazepam was very effective; it completely ameliorated the symptom of tongue biting but had no effect on chin trembling.
Jatinder S Goraya; Verinderjit Virdi; Veena Parmar
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of child neurology     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0883-0738     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Child Neurol.     Publication Date:  2006 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-11-09     Completed Date:  2007-02-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8606714     Medline TA:  J Child Neurol     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  985-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Section of Child Neurology, St Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA 19134, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anticonvulsants / therapeutic use
Clonazepam / therapeutic use
Genes, Dominant
Parasomnias / complications*,  drug therapy,  genetics*
Self-Injurious Behavior / etiology*,  prevention & control
Tongue / injuries*
Tremor / complications*,  drug therapy,  genetics*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anticonvulsants; 1622-61-3/Clonazepam

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