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Benign non-epileptic myoclonus of early infancy

  • paroxysmal, non-epileptic movement disorder of otherwise healthy infants who have normal EEG and development[1][2][3]
  • ‘benign non-epileptic infantile spasms’ is descriptively more accurate than myoclonus[4]
  • thought to be the same condition as ‘shuddering attacks’[5].

References


1. a Lombroso C T et al. Ann Neurol. 1977 Feb;1(2):138-43. PMID : 889296
2. a Pachatz C et al. Epileptic Disord. 1999 Mar;1(1):57-61. PMID : 10937134
3. a Maydell B V et al. J Child Neurol. 2001 Feb;16(2):109-12. PMID : 11292215
4. a Dravet C et al. Neuropediatrics. 1986 Feb;17(1):33-8. PMID : 3960282
5. a Kanazawa O. Pediatr Neurol. 2000 Nov;23(5):421-4. PMID : 11118798
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