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What're the symptoms of myoclonus?

Myoclonus is a neurological movement disorder characterized by sudden, involuntary contractions of skeletal muscles. The muscle jerks are strong enough to cause a movement of the involved body part. Myoclonus may involve all muscles of the body, or may be isolated to one or more muscles such as those of the palate or diaphragm. In some cases, myoclonic movements may be stimulus sensitive, occurring in response to a sensory stimulus or sudden noise. The diagnosis of myoclonus is made following a detailed history and physical assessment. Diagnostic tests may be required for accurate diagnosis. Most often myoclonus is one of several symptoms in a wide variety of nervous system disorders such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer’s disease, or Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Familiar examples of normal myoclonus include hiccups, and jerks or "sleep starts" that some people experience while drifting off to sleep.

More information on myoclonus

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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