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What is myoclonus?

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In brief: Sudden muscle jerk

Myoclonus is a sudden limb or trunk jerk which is involuntary.
It can be associated with sleep issues, both benign and disruptive, but also can be a consequence of epilepsy, hypoxia, and following brain infections, such as hiv. Management depends on causation.

In brief: Sudden muscle jerk

Myoclonus is a sudden limb or trunk jerk which is involuntary.
It can be associated with sleep issues, both benign and disruptive, but also can be a consequence of epilepsy, hypoxia, and following brain infections, such as hiv. Management depends on causation.
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