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How is myoclonus diagnosed?

The diagnosis of myoclonus is based on symptoms and the results of a physical examination. Certain tests may be done to identify the cause of myoclonus. Serum glucose levels, electrolytes, hepatic and renal function tests; drug and toxin screens; brain imaging; and urgent EEG can assist in diagnosing the most common metabolic and neurological derangements. Advanced studies such as evoked potentials, determination of enzyme activities (for storage disorders), DNA tests, tissue biopsy (for storage disorders and mitochondrial disease), or copper studies (for Wilson’s disease) require referral to a neurologist.

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What is myoclonus? - Myoclonus is a neurological movement disorder characterized by sudden, involuntary contractions of skeletal muscles.
What types of myoclonus are there? - Types of myoclonus include action myoclonus, cortical reflex myoclonus, essential myoclonus, palatal myoclonus, progressive myoclonus epilepsy.
What causes myoclonus? - There are a number of causes of myoclonus. Drugs can occasionally cause significant myoclonus. Myoclonus may develop in response to infection.
What're the symptoms of myoclonus? - Myoclonus is a neurological movement disorder characterized by sudden, involuntary contractions of skeletal muscles.
How is myoclonus diagnosed? - The diagnosis of myoclonus is based on symptoms and the results of a physical examination. Certain tests may be done to identify the cause of myoclonus.
What's the treatment for myoclonus? - Treatment of myoclonus focuses on medications that may help reduce symptoms. Physiological myoclonus does not require specific treatment.
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