Disease Information for Myoclonus syndrome/myoclonic jerks

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Abnormal movements/involuntary
Involuntary Leg Movement Standing
Involuntary movements
Jaw Jerks Spontaneous
Jerky movements
Myoclonus/Myoclonic jerks on exam
Nocturnal body movements/legs moving
Nocturnal Myoclonus
Nocturnal awakenings Events Phenomenon
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Neurologic (category)
Process
PROCESS/Vegetative-Autonomic/Endocrine (category)
Synonyms
Synonym
Disorder Myoclonic Seizure, Disorders Myoclonic Seizure, Epilepsies Myoclonic, Epilepsy Myoclonic, Epilepsy Myoclonus, Epileptic seizures myoclonic, Epileptic seizures myoclonic (disorder), Epileptic seizures myoclonic, epileptica myoclonus, myoclonia epileptica, Myoclonic Epilepsies, Myoclonic Epilepsy, MYOCLONIC SEIZURE, Myoclonic seizure (disorder), MYOCLONIC SEIZURE DIS, Myoclonic Seizure Disorder, Myoclonic Seizure Disorders, Myoclonic seizures, Myoclonus Epilepsies, Myoclonus epilepsy, SEIZURE DISORDER MYOCLONIC, Seizure Disorders Myoclonic, SEIZURE MYOCLONIC, Seizures myoclonic, Synonym/BSE disease humans
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Clonazepam (Klonopin)
RX/Valproic/divalproex (Depakote/Epival)
Definition

Myoclonus, General; Subdivisions:Action Myoclonus; Arrhythmic Myoclonus; Dyssynergia Cerebellaris Myoclonica; Familial Arrhythmic Myoclonus; Hereditary Essential Myoclonus; Infantile Myoclonic Encephalopathy and Polymyoclonia; Intention Myoclonus; Nocturnal Myoclonus; Opsoclonus; Palatal Myoclonus; Paramyoclonus Multiple; Pathological Myoclonus; Postanoxic Intention Myoclonus; Postencephalitic Intention Myoclonus; Progressive Myoclonic Epilepsy; Respiratory Myoclonus; Rhythmical Myoclonus; Segmental Myoclonus; Stimulus-Sensitive Myoclonus; Myoclonus is a neurological movement disorder characterized by sudden, involuntary contractions of skeletal muscles; Based on the various symptoms, there are three types of Myoclonus: Intention Myoclonus, Rhythmical Myoclonus, and Arrhythmic Myoclonus;

Intention Myoclonus (Action Myoclonus) includes Postanoxic Myoclonus and Postencephalitic Myoclonus; Arrhythmic Myoclonus (stimulus-sensitive myoclonus) includes: Hereditary Essential Myoclonus (paramyoclonus multiplex), Hyperexplexia (Essential Startle Disease), Opsoclonus (Infantile Myoclonic Encephalopathy, Polymyoclonia Familial Arrhythmic Myoclonus), Progressive Myoclonic Epilepsy, Ramsay Hunt Syndrome (Dyssynergia Cerebellaris Myoclonia);

Rhythmical Myoclonus includes (Segmental Myoclonus), Nocturnal Myoclonus, Palatal Myoclonus, and Respiratory Myoclonus; [NORD]

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