What is Isaacs' syndrome?
Isaacs' syndrome is a rare nerve and muscle (neuromuscular) disorder. Doctors may also refer to it as neuromyotonia, Isaacs-Mertens syndrome, or continuous muscle fiber activity syndrome. It's characterized by abnormal nerve impulses from motor neurons of peripheral nerves. These impulses cause continuous activity in muscle fibers. Causes may include:
Signs and symptoms of Isaacs' syndrome include:
A doctor may diagnose Isaacs' syndrome by electromyography, which measures the tiny electrical discharges produced by muscles. There's no specific treatment for this disorder. Treatment is directed at managing the signs and symptoms, and may include:
Last Updated: 12/22/2007
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