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Are myclonic jerks actually seizures?

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Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology
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In brief: Myoclonic jerks

There is a type of seizure called myoclonic, or myoclonic jerks.
These are a feature of myoclonic epilepsy. These feel like a brief episode of shaking. They may occur in the morning time more often than other times. Sleep deprivation may make them more noticeable.

In brief: Myoclonic jerks

There is a type of seizure called myoclonic, or myoclonic jerks.
These are a feature of myoclonic epilepsy. These feel like a brief episode of shaking. They may occur in the morning time more often than other times. Sleep deprivation may make them more noticeable.
Dr. Olav Jaren
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral

In brief: Positive myoclonus

is a symptom, not a disease.
Sudden, brief involuntary contractions of a muscle or muscle group, like hiccups, , the motor component of being startled & jerks that awaken a person who's falling asleep occur in normal, healthy people. Widespread, often bilateral & recurrent myoclonus that impacts function is seen in myoclonic epilepsies in kids & adults & in various neurological disorders.

In brief: Positive myoclonus

is a symptom, not a disease.
Sudden, brief involuntary contractions of a muscle or muscle group, like hiccups, , the motor component of being startled & jerks that awaken a person who's falling asleep occur in normal, healthy people. Widespread, often bilateral & recurrent myoclonus that impacts function is seen in myoclonic epilepsies in kids & adults & in various neurological disorders.
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