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Primary generalised epileptic myoclonus: a frequent manifestation of minipolymyoclonus of central origin.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3925089     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A group of patients with myoclonus is described whose jerks are preceded by a bilaterally synchronous, frontocentrally predominant, negative cerebral potential in the EEG. This potential may be a slow wave with variable timing in relation to EMG bursts, and in this circumstance the muscle jerks are usually small amplitude and multifocal ("minipolymyoclonus"). The cerebral negativity can also be shorter in duration and time-locked to limb jerks, which are larger in amplitude and more widespread. We propose that the physiology of this distinct form of myoclonus is similar to that of primary generalised epilepsy.
D E Wilkins; M Hallett; G Erba
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry     Volume:  48     ISSN:  0022-3050     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Neurol. Neurosurg. Psychiatr.     Publication Date:  1985 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-08-22     Completed Date:  1985-08-22     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985191R     Medline TA:  J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  506-16     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Epilepsies, Myoclonic / diagnosis,  physiopathology*
Middle Aged
Muscles / physiopathology*

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