Orphanet: Benign adult familial myoclonic epilepsy - adult myoclonus

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Myoclonus Fact Sheet | National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke adult myoclonus


This article includes discussion of benign adult familial myoclonic epilepsy, autosomal dominant cortical myoclonus and epilepsy, benign adult.

The condition usually appears in adults and can last indefinitely. Some people with palatal myoclonus regard it as a minor problem, although some occasionally .

Benign adult familial myoclonic epilepsy (BAFME) is an inherited epileptic syndrome characterized by cortical hand tremors, myoclonic jerks and occasional .

Overview. Myoclonus refers to a quick, involuntary muscle jerk. Hiccups are a form of myoclonus, as are the sudden jerks, or "sleep starts," you.

Myoclonus is a brief, involuntary, irregular (lacking rhythm) twitching of a muscle or a group of . The condition usually appears in adults and can last indefinitely. People with palatal myoclonus usually regard it as a minor problem; some.