Benign neonatal sleep myoclonus

Benign neonatal sleep myoclonus

Author Marx, Catherine Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Masruha, Marcelo Rodrigues Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Garzon, Eliana Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Vilanova, Luiz Celso Pereira Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Benign neonatal sleep myoclonus is a non-epileptic disorder. This phenomenon of the first weeks of life is characterized by erratic myoclonic jerks occurring only during sleep and with no electroencephalographic changes. It is not associated with perinatal complications, disappears spontaneously within two to four months, and it does not compromise future development. We illustrate with a video this relatively frequent condition, which is often misdiagnosed as epileptic in nature, and discuss the clinical characteristics and differential diagnosis.
Keywords myoclonus
benign neonatal sleep myoclonus
non-epileptic events
Language English
Date 2008-06-01
Published in Epileptic Disorders. Montrouge: John Libbey Eurotext Ltd, v. 10, n. 2, p. 177-180, 2008.
ISSN 1294-9361 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher John Libbey Eurotext Ltd
Extent 177-180
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000257359500016

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