Essential myoclonus and myoclonus dystonia

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  • Dr. Niall P. Quinn

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    1. University Department of Clinical Neurology, Institute of Neurology, London, England
    • University Department of Clinical Neurology, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London WCIN 3BG, U.K.
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Abstract

This review explores the history and use of the terms essential myoclonus and myoclonie dystonia. In addition, the review proposes that herediatry essential myoclonus and dominantly inherited myoclonic dystonia, with lightning jerks and dramatic response to alcohol, are the same disease, although proof of this hypothesis must come from ongoing genetic studies.

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