Neonatal sleep myoclonus followed by myoclonic-astatic epilepsy: a case report

R Nolte
Epilepsia 1989, 30 (6): 844-50
Neonatal sleep myoclonus documented polygraphically during the second month of life and subsequent development of a seizure disorder are reported in a 3-year-old boy. Several generalized tonic-clonic seizures associated with febrile illnesses occurred during the first year of life; astatic and myoclonic attacks began at age 13 months. A complex partial seizure occurred for the first time at age 3 years. Differential diagnosis of age-related generalized myoclonic epileptic syndromes and various forms of neonatal myoclonus were considered in this unusual case.

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