myoclonus

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myoclonus

[mī′äk·lə·nəs]
(medicine)
Clonic muscle spasm.
Any disorder characterized by scattered, irregular, arrhythmic muscle spasms.
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Its differential diagnosis with myoclonic seizures and focal seizures is important.
A Turkish clinical study showed that although a great majority of the patients with JME had continuing seizures after a follow-up of 20 years, almost all had either 5-year remission or a substantial alleviation of the myoclonic seizures in the fourth decade.
Also, the pretreatment of mice with naloxone (15 min before the administration of the thymoquinone) inhibited the reduction of myoclonic seizure duration.
Special Considerations: Somnolence and behavioral abnormalities (aggression and irritability) were reported in adolescents and adults with myoclonic seizures treated with Keppra.
14] Similar comparison for those with focal and multifocal clonic, focal tonic and multifocal myoclonic seizures revealed no significant differences in their study.
The present study showed that generalized seizures (58%) were most common followed by focal (32%), absence (4%), unclassified (4%)and myoclonic seizures (1%), infantile spasm (1%) (p value 0.
Sodium valproate is the treatment of choice, while carbamazepine and oxcarbazepine are contraindicated due to the associated risk of aggravation of myoclonic seizures.
s Spritam levetiracetam for oral use as a prescription adjunctive therapy in the treatment of partial onset seizures, myoclonic seizures and primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures in adults and children with epilepsy, the company said.
They think he is having myoclonic seizures, which show themselves as very erratic movements - his arms will jerk.
For example, carbamazepine, used for majority of the patients is the medication of choice in both generalized and partial seizures except in myoclonic seizures.
Patients with generalized epilepsy however; respond differently to different antiepileptic drugs, mainly because of the type of the seizures (for example, patients with generalized myoclonic seizures respond differently to different antiepileptic drugs than patients with absence seizures).