Oculomasticatory myorhythmia: a unique movement disorder occurring in Whipple's disease.

@article{Schwartz1986OculomasticatoryMA,
  title={Oculomasticatory myorhythmia: a unique movement disorder occurring in Whipple's disease.},
  author={Martin A Schwartz and John B Selhorst and Alfred L. Ochs and Roy W Beck and William W. Campbell and Janel K. Harris and Bradford Waters and Maria E Velasco},
  journal={Annals of neurology},
  year={1986},
  volume={20 6},
  pages={677-83}
}
We describe two patients and a previously reported patient who acquired unique pendular vergence oscillations of the eyes and concurrent contractions of the masticatory muscles, i.e., oculomasticatory myorhythmia (OMM). The smooth disjunctive eye movements cycled with a frequency of 0.8 to 1.2 Hz. An analysis of peak velocities (15 to 200 degrees/sec) with respect to peak amplitudes (5 to 25 degrees) revealed dynamics characteristic of normal vergence movements. The pathological alterations… CONTINUE READING
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