The Medicine of Sleep

The Medicine of Sleep

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The Medicine of Sleep

Before our daughter, Rylae-Ann, was diagnosed with aromatic l-amino acid decarboxylase (AADC) deficiency, the telltale sign that something was amiss were the cyclical spells that began at 3 months old and occurred every three days. We initially thought they were seizures, but later learned they were oculogyric crises (OGCs). An article published in the journal Tremor and Other Hyperkinetic Movements notes that, “Oculogyric crises are defined as spasmodic movements of the eyeballs into a fixed…

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