Day 14: Massive Bilateral Myoclonus Seizures

A type of generalized seizure, massive bilateral myoclonus seizures involve mainly the upper shoulders and chest.  The chest will contract whilst the shoulders tend to elevate in either a single or cluster of jerking movements.  That being said, the video below demonstrates an older woman where it is affecting her lower body, although it would seem from my research this is more unusual.

The conditions these particular seizures are often but not always found in are: Benign Myoclonic Epilepsy (Doose syndrome), Dravet Syndrome and Myoclonic-Astatic Epilepsy, all of which are childhood syndromes.


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