Benign neonatal sleep myoclonus: an under-recognized, non-epileptic condition

Gian Paolo Ramelli, Alessandra B Sozzo, Silvano Vella, Mario G Bianchetti
Acta Paediatrica 2005, 94 (7): 962-3

UNLABELLED: During a 3-y period 13 newborns were referred for investigation of jerks. The events were epileptic in six children. The diagnosis of benign neonatal sleep myoclonus was made in the remaining seven children.

CONCLUSION: Benign neonatal sleep myoclonus is an important neonatal entity that can be mistaken for epilepsy.

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